Reverend Luke grew up in small town Indiana. Raised nominally Catholic, he experienced a profound conversion while at a rock concert during his freshman year at Ball State U. He transferred to Franciscan University of Steubenville. Upon graduating from Franciscan University in 1996, he joined the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. The friars live a radical life concentrated on prayer, fraternity, hands on work with the poor and the new evangelization. Fr. Luke was ordained to the priesthood in 2003. He served as vocation director, postulant director, and presently, director of priestly studies. Fr. Luke gives retreats and leads pilgrimages.