Fr Luke Dingman
Archpriest Father Luke, who reposed in 2022, served as an Orthodox priest in the San Lorenzo Valley after his ordination in 1987, where he lived with his wife, Nancy. He was Assistant Priest at St. Lawrence Orthodox Church in Felton, California. The couple has two sons and a daughter who is an Orthodox nun at St. John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, Washington.
In the early 80's during his journey to Orthodox Christianity Fr. Luke began his study of Byzantine Iconography and painted Byzantine-style Icons for churches and individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Because of advancing Parkinson’s disease, he was no longer able to accept commissions, but he slowly worked to fill his own church with holy images. You can read more about Fr. Luke on the blog post here and on his website. You can also watch a wonderful video here (64) Painting Saint Lawrence © - YouTube