Canterbury House U of M Calls a New Acting Chaplain

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

We are delighted to announce that Canterbury House U of M has called a new Acting Chaplain! This call is the product of a nationwide search that included candidates from all over the country. A search committee made up of members of the C-House board worked throughout the summer, and the final call was made by Bishop Gibbs.

The Reverend Matthew Lukens joins us most recently from the Appalachian Trail, where he was hiking over the past few months. Before then he served as Vicar of Emmanuel Church in the Diocese of Hawai’i, making this coming year the first real winter he will have seen in four years. He was born and raised a Southern Baptist in Birmingham, Alabama and found the Episcopal Church through campus ministry at the University of Virginia.

Matthew will serve as Acting Chaplain of C-House, for a term of at least a year. He will help shepherd the C-House community into an exciting new time of ministry on the University of Michigan campus, while helping to guide a time of discernment about the shape of campus ministry for the future.

We are incredibly grateful to the C-House search committee for their work and prayer, and very excited to welcome Matthew among us!


The Rt. Rev’d Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr. Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan
President, C-House Board

Luke Shaefer
Vice President, C-House Board

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