The Rev. Anne Kitch

Mother Anne E. Kitch came to St. Luke’s as rector in May of 2019. She grew up in the Episcopal Church and experienced a call to ministry as a young adult while serving as a youth minister. She holds a degree in English from Carleton College, an MA in Education from the University of St. Thomas, and an MDiv from the General Theological Seminary.

Ordained in 1995, Anne began her ministry at St. Peter’s Church in Peekskill, NY then moved to PA to became the Canon for Lifelong Christian Formation at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. She then served eleven years on the staff of the Diocese of Bethlehem, most recently as the Canon to the Ordinary. Anne is a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and serves on its Finance Committee. She is the author of several books in the area of Christian Formation including The Anglican Family Prayer Book and Taking the Plunge: Baptism and Parenting and blogs at

Her husband, James Peck, is a Professor of Theatre at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  Together, they enjoy reading, good food, rooting for the Iron Pigs, spending time with friends and family, and comparing notes on the New York Times Crossword Puzzle. They have two young adult daughters, Sophie and Lucy.

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