St. Luke’s Vestry


The Vestry is the lay governing board of the church and is responsible for church finances, building and grounds issues and many administrative aspects of the parish. The Vestry of St. Luke’s consists of nine active members who each are involved in an aspect of parish oversight.

Craig Gourlay

Katy Palombi

Liz Womack

Kathryn Brightbill

Bill Keith

Sherry Shields

David Yanik

David has been a member of St. Luke’s since 2012.  He and his wife Debby have five sons and two grandsons.  From the beginning David has felt welcomed and supported by our wonderful rector and congregation. He deeply appreciates our small community, and worshipping in a beautiful, historic space.  Involvement with the vestry has allowed David to deepen his involvement and stewardship by contributing to the care of this worship space and grounds.

Nancy Davis

Nancy a cradle Episcopalian and has been a member at St. Luke’s for almost 60 years.  She has two children, a set of twins – Sean and Stephanie, who were raised at St. Luke’s. Nancy considers St. Luke’s to be a dear and loving family.  She has a deep love for Haiti and its people, especially the children.  She helped start a non-profit there to bring medical help to malnourished children in the Montrouis Zone.  She has worked in Youth Ministry for over 20 years and is a part of the Diocesan Youth Council. Nancy loves working with High School students.  Nancy also served on Executive Council for the Diocese and on Camp Henry Board for several years.  She loves the Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina.

Gregory Leddy

Gregory was received into the Episcopal Church in 2009, after being warmly welcomed into the St. Luke’s family in 2008, when he moved to Asheville from Miami. Ever since joining St. Luke’s, he has grown in faith and spirituality, finding in this intimate and sacred setting a special place where he and his wife Blair can worship and share with others. Since 2013, Gregory has served as a member of the Vestry, which has given him the opportunity of taking on special projects, such as helping to expand the Parish House so that it can better meet the congregation’s needs in carrying out St. Luke’s mission to love and serve God “with gladness and singleness of heart.”