A Kansas native, Rev. Dr. James E. Butler has been Pastor at St. Luke's since 2005. He previously served congregations in Springfield, Massachusetts (1992-2005) and Machesney Park, Illinois (1985-1992). He serves on the New England District LCMS Board of Directors and is also an adjunct professor of religion at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. He recently celebrated thirty years of marriage to Janyce, with whom he has four children: Kelly, Joshua, Alfredo, and Vanessa; and a granddaughter, Chelsea.