Clergy

The Rev. Canon Britt Olson, Vicar

Welcome to St. Luke’s Church in Ballard where we seek to love our neighbors as God loves us all. Our neighborhood is rich in diversity and so are we. Together we are pilgrims on a spiritual journey, growing in faith, hope and love. Here you will find food along the way as well as opportunities to feed others who are hungry. Grow with our garden (the “SLUG”), feed the vulnerable with a daily breakfast and weekly lunch and belong to a community who prays, sings and listens for God each week.

Priest Associates

The Rev. Mary Petty Anderson

The Rev. Mary Petty Anderson comes to St. Luke’s from Bainbridge Island, where she was Associate Priest at Grace for 10 years. Before that, Mary worked as Assistant with Randy Gardner at Emmanuel, Mercer Island.
After seminary at E.T.S.S., Austin, she was ordained in the Diocese of Western Louisiana by Bob Hargrove and was the first woman to serve at the altars and pulpits in that region. Also licensed as a Jungian-oriented professional counselor, Mary showed up in Seattle for a mental health conference in 2003 and never left. In church life, her strengths lie in preaching, liturgy, teaching, and pastoral care. In secular life, her passions include her children and grandchildren, the performing arts, books, searching for beauty in any guise, and finding joy in the unknown.

The Rev. Blaine Hammond

Blaine Hammond grew up in Washington, where he graduated from High School (Roosevelt) and University (UW) after also attending UPS and Seattle Central Community College. He had seminary training at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, and at CDSP in Berkeley, CA. He was ordained in Denver as a deacon in1988 and a priest in 1989. He has served congregations in Lyons and Castle Rock in Colorado, in Seaview in Washington, and in Ben Lomond in California. He has also done volunteer work in several other congregations in California and Washington. Blaine met his wife, Elizabeth Forbes, in Seattle, where they married in 1965. They have three adult children, two living in Western Washington and one in British Columbia. Blaine has served on a number of committees and is currently on the Homelessness Task Force in the Diocese of Olympia. He retired as of July 1, 2018.

Staff

The Rev. Ivar Hillesland, Musician
Sara Bates, Edible Hope Program Director