St. Luke Lutheran Church &
Early Childhood Center
Dix Hills, NY 11746
(631) 499-8656
Rev. Dr. Roy W. Minnix, Pastor

St. Luke Lutheran Church & Early Childhood Center

Meet the Church Staff

Rev. Dr. Roy W. Minnix III, Pastor


Pastor Roy Minnix was called to St. Luke Lutheran Church in Dix Hills, NY in January of 2014.  Prior to receiving the call to St. Luke, Pastor Minnix served a parish in Hudson, NY, and then as campus pastor at his alma mater, Concordia College New York, located in Bronxville, NY.  After graduating from Concordia College in 2001, Pastor Minnix completed his Master’s degree in Divinity at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.  His graduate studies at the Seminary also included an internship at Peace with Christ Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, CO, where Pastor Minnix was able to create a new college outreach ministry.  In 2013, Pastor Minnix was awarded a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester NY.  His research investigated the role of the mentor in the spiritual and faith development of the young adult.  In addition to serving in the congregation, Pastor Minnix has served on the Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, as a Rape Crisis Counselor, as head of the annual holocaust commemoration for the Interfaith Council of Westchester, and continues to sit on dissertation committees through St. John Fisher College.  Having gone to High School on the Jersey Shore, both Pastor and his wife Jennifer are happy to be back near the water and feel very much at home in their new surroundings.


Pastor Minnix is married to his wife Jennifer and they have three children attending schools in the Half Hollows School District.  Natives of the Jersey Shore, the Minnix family very much likes being near the ocean and enjoy the summer months.  Pastor attempts to play golf and other such opportunities to embarrass him.


Jackie Kildale - Youth Coordinator


Jackie is a commissioned Lutheran School Teacher, working at our ministry partner, LuDay in East Northport. In addition, Jackie brings years of experience serving in youth ministry - both at St. James Lutheran Church in St. James, as well as Resurrection Lutheran, in Garden City. Jackie is very excited to be joining the family and ministry team of St. Luke. She will begin her time with us at the end of the summer as we kick off another school year (additional information will follow on how we might best receive her in the coming weeks).

 

In addition to starting her new ministry at St. Luke, Jackie also looks towards another monumental moment in her life. In November of 2016, Jackie will be married to her fiancé, Matthew Van Nostrand. At that time, Matthew of course will also reside at 16 Candlewood Path. We celebrate with them for all that God is doing in their life - and rejoice that God has brought them to us
Christine Lamendola - Treasurer

Christine has been the Treasurer at St. Luke since 2010.  Before that, she held the position of Financial Secretary for five years.  She has a BS Degree in Accounting from Bryant University.

She is a member of St. Luke Church along with her husband Tom and their three children (who attended St. Luke Preschool).  Christine also enjoys playing in the Adult Handbell Choir.