The Rev. Frank Maxwell, a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serves as interim rector for St. Luke's. Maxwell, who lives in Sturgeon Bay with his wife Mary, began his ministry with St. Luke's January 25, 2021. As interim rector Maxwell will assist the parish in making the transition from the previous rector to the next permanent rector. His ministry with the parish is expected to last 12 to 18 months before a new rector is called.
Maxwell has served as interim pastor at the ELCA congregation Shepherd of the Bay in Door County, and before that as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island for eight years. He helped found and served on the board of Door County Community Foundation.
Maxwell has long experience with Anglican and Episcopal worship, going back to his seminary days when he spent his intern year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Lutheran chaplain at Dalhousie University, working closely with Anglican and Roman Catholic clergy. When vacationing in Key West, Florida he and his wife attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He has assisted there and in 2017 served as supply priest.
Contact Pastor Maxwell: 414-308-3478 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Joy Zakrzewski serves as St. Luke’s deacon. She was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Russell Jacobus in May 2011 and was assigned to St. Luke’s shortly thereafter. Since 2009 she has served as full-time chaplain at the Good Samaritan Society’s Scandia Village continuing care facility in Sister Bay. In 2001 Joy and her husband, Len, moved to Door County from Stevens Point, Wis.