Mother Brit Bjurstrom Frazier assumed her new ministry as rector of St. Luke’s on April 1, 2023 and celebrated her first Eucharist as rector on April 16. She is the third rector of St. Luke’s, succeeding the Rev. Barbara Sajna who served as rector from 2004 to 2020. Between Mother Sajna’s retirement and Mother Brit’s call, the Rev. Frank Maxwell served as interim rector. The Rev. Joseph Mazza, retired priest of the Diocese of Chicago, helped form the congregation in the mid 1990s and served as first rector of St. Luke’s.
Before her call to St. Luke’s, Mother Brit served as the associate rector at Saint Mark's Philadelphia, where in addition to preaching, pastoral care, and sacramental ministry she focused on children’s and family ministries. Prior to her call to Saint Mark’s, she served as the associate rector for Liturgy and Formation at All Saints’ Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Mother Brit is a graduate of Wellesley College and Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) where she received her Master of Divinity in 2019 with an honors thesis on the philosophy of St. Edith Stein. At VTS, she served as the teaching fellow in Biblical Greek and completed concurrent studies in advanced Latin at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
While she has lived her adult life on the west and east coasts, Mother Brit has deep Wisconsin and Sister Bay roots. She was born in Milwaukee, raised in Cedarburg, and spent summers here in Sister Bay. Mother Brit is married to Mark Frazier, an actor and professional carpenter. Together, they enjoy hiking, camping, reading history, traveling to Scotland, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.