Born in Akron, Ohio, Luke was raised in the Napa Valley and graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Chico State University. He went on to complete his Master of Divinity at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. After spending 4 years serving as a Licensed Local Pastor and as a Provisional Member, Luke was Ordained as an Elder in Full Connection by Bishop Warner Brown in the summer of 2016.
Before coming to SRVUMC in 2011, Luke previously served as the Youth and Outreach Minister at Wayside UMC in Vallejo, as a Chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital and in the East Ohio Methodist Youth Camp system.
As Associate Pastor, Luke works with SRVUMC members of all ages in the areas of Pastoral Care and Small Groups. In addition to his service at SRVUMC, Luke is also a Chaplain for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and the San Ramon Police Department.
Luke is married to Stephanie (our Children’s Ministry Director) and is the proud father of Caleb. The Ham Family lives locally with their chocolate labradoodle, Chico.