Peet Dickinson serves as rector and dean of the Cathedral. His role involves leading, preaching, and shepherding the people of the church. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Peet has degrees from Wake Forest University and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Before being called to the Cathedral in 2009, he previously served as youth minister at Church of the Redeemer in Orangeburg and as associate rector at St Michael’s in Charleston. Peet is married to Jenny, and they live in the Westside neighborhood with their three children. Contact Peet.
Sandi Kerner serves in the areas of prayer and pastoral care in our church and diocese. She is from Pennsylvania and has degrees from Penn State, Union Theological Seminary, and Trinity School for Ministry. Sandi has served in churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. Sandi previously served as chaplain at St Christopher Camp and Conference Center and calls John’s Island home. Contact Sandi.
Patrick Schlabs leads in the areas of worship, teaching, and mission. He grew up in the Texas Panhandle and led musical worship in a large non-denominational church. After moving to Charleston in 2011, he attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained as a priest in 2015. He joined the staff of the Cathedral in January of 2016. Patrick is married to Meg and they have three children- Judah, Bridget, and Merryn. They live on the peninsula in North Central. Contact Patrick.
Zach oversees the Cathedral’s ministry to children and families. This role includes overseeing our nursery and treehouse during Sunday services and equipping parents to disciple their kids. Zach grew up in Texas and has degrees from Dallas Baptist University and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his arrival in Charleston, Zach has served churches in Texas, Florida, and Boston. He lives on James Island with his wife Jillian and their four children- Clover, Autumn, Landry, and Skye. Contact Zach.
Kathleen is responsible for overseeing community group ministry at the Cathedral as well as organizing, training, resourcing, and encouraging community group leaders. She is originally from Alabama and is a graduate of the College of Charleston. Before joining our staff, Kathleen worked as a middle school Spanish teacher and ESL teacher. She is married to Mike and they live in Hanahan with their two sons John Michael and Walter. Contact Kathleen.
Anna is responsible for all contemporary worship musicians and vocalists at the Cathedral. She grew up around the southeast and is a graduate of the College of Charleston. Before joining our staff, Anna worked at a summer camp and taught Spanish to elementary students. She is married to Don and they live in North Charleston with their children. Contact Anna.
Hunter leads the student ministries at the Cathedral. He was born in Denver, but grew up in South Carolina. He attended Columbia International University where he studied youth ministry and philosophy. Prior to coming to the Cathedral, Hunter served churches in Irmo and Columbia. Hunter is married to Karina and they call North Charleston home. He is a postulant for holy orders and is pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Hunter also serves part-time as the Canon for Student Ministry for our diocese. Contact Hunter.
Anthony Royal is responsible for all the buildings and grounds of our historic church. He is a native of Charleston, South Carolina where he graduated from Burke High School. Since accepting the call to serve at the Cathedral in 1995, Anthony has worked hard behind the scenes as our sexton, managing our building and grounds. Anthony is married to Stacy, and they have six grown children and 2 grandchildren. Contact Anthony.
Larry Speakman oversees our Cathedral Choir. Originally from Philadelphia, Larry holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and East Carolina University. Before accepting the call at the Cathedral, he led the Concert Singers of Cary, NC and the progressive Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham. Larry and his wife, Ingrid, live in North Mt. Pleasant. Contact Larry.
The roots of Anglicanism stretch back to the first centuries of the church. For this reason, we seek to maintain our identity as catholic Christians through our robust commitment to historic liturgy and regular practice of the sacraments. Anglicans seek to embrace elements of worship and theology that have been practiced throughout the history of the Church while continuing to seek fresh ways in which that truth can be expressed in our day.
Evangelicalism traces its roots to the First Great Awakening. The movement stressed the importance of personal salvation and the ongoing work of the Spirit in the work of sanctification. This evangelical heritage continues to play an important role in Anglicanism in America and throughout the world. At the Cathedral we cherish these roots and seek to maintain an emphasis on personal transformation while being open to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our church.
The two foundations of Anglican belief and practice are the 39 Articles and the Book of Common Prayer. Emerging from the English Reformation, the 39 Articles serves as the primary doctrinal statement for Anglicanism, while the Book of Common Prayer provides the shape and substance of public and private devotional life.
Since the earliest days of the Anglican church, we have been united by a common order and form of worship, outlined and prescribed by our Book of Common Prayer. Although this book has undergone various changes and adaptations through the centuries, its familiar rhythms and language bind Anglicans together in common praise of our Triune God.
Since 1816 the Cathedral has sought to bear witness to the gospel on the corner of Coming and Vanderhorst streets in Charleston. Though the church was founded by planters and built by the hands of slaves, God has mercifully allowed the church to bear witness of Him through sin and despair, through grace and hope. Despite a past marred by sin and a present mired in change, we believe that God has called the Cathedral Church of St Luke and St Paul to continue this witness as the heart of God for the heart of Charleston.
The Cathedral is a part of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina and a member of the Anglican Church in North America. We are committed to an episcopal form of church governance and are submitted to the leadership of our bishop, Chip Edgar, and our Archbishop, Foley Beach.