Our rector is The Rev. Polly H. Robb. Polly came to Saint Luke’s in the summer of 2019. After two decades working in education as a teacher and administrator, Polly went back to school and received her MDiv. from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Polly and her husband, Robert, moved to Scottsboro from Huntsville, AL. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. Polly enjoys reading, riding her bicycle, and writing sermons on the dock.

Polly serves the Diocese of Alabama in several capacities. She is a member of the Bishop’s Commission on Ministry and the diocesan Christian Formation committee. She is also one of four deputies from Alabama to The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2022. Polly is dedicated to creating a loving and dynamic Christ-centered ministry that strengthens the community of faith and inspires people to live with hope and work for God’s justice and peace.

Contact Polly via email: [email protected]

Michael Farnell is a seminary student at Sewanee having completed his first of three years of study. He and his wife, Karen, are from Fort Worth, Texas and have three grown children. Prior to pursuit of becoming a priest, Mike worked in investments and served in music ministry in Baptist churches for over twenty years. He is a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Mike enjoys woodworking (building harps and sundials), aviation, electronics, astronomy, and Evensong. Karen is a Registered Nurse who, after 35 years in home-health nursing, currently works through the Tennessee Department of Health as a Quality Assurance Nurse assessing vaccine implementation for Covid19 and vaccines for children.

Contact Michael via email: [email protected]

Our Parish Administrator, Margie Ford, has been with Saint Luke’s since December 2016. Margie handles all financial matters such as accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. She creates and publishes the weekly bulletin and newsletter.

Margie moved to Scottsboro in 2016, from the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She graduated from Hodges University with a degree in paralegal studies. She has 12 years of legal experience.

Margie is married to Cliff Ford, and along with her two dogs, Cotton and Bridget, is enjoying living in Scottsboro. Margie has a tremendous love for animals. She volunteered for American Maltese Rescue, Flagler County Humane Society, Southeastern Guide Dogs, and was an Audubon Eagle Watch volunteer for 12 years.

Contact her via email: [email protected]

Alicia Bell is our Bookkeeper. She has been a member of Saint Luke’s since 1974, when her parents moved the family to Scottsboro. She and husband Brett raised their two daughters, Courtney and Carley, at Saint Luke’s.

Alicia graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a degree in Accounting. She has earned a Master’s in Mathematics Education and Administration and holds an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership.

Alicia taught for 24 years in Arab (4 yrs) and Scottsboro (20 years) before “retiring” to commute to Trenton, GA where she is now an 8th grade mathematics and Algebra I teacher at Dade Middle School.

Contact her via email: [email protected]

Courtney Bell is Saint Luke’s Communications Associate creating content for publicity materials and the church newsletter, the Scoop, managing the church website and maintaining a social media presence.

Contact Courtney via email: [email protected]

James Kuykendall, our Organist and Choir Director, was raised in Pisgah, AL and currently resides in Scottsboro.  He began playing the piano at the age of 3 and played regularly at church throughout his life.  He holds a degree in Music from Northeast Alabama Community College where he also served as the Vocal Director for the college theatre department from 2006 to 2019. James has served as a director of both traditional and contemporary music for various local churches. James is very excited to make the move to the Episcopal Church, with its long-standing beautiful liturgy and traditions. 

In addition to his work with the church, James teaches private voice and piano and heads the Scottsboro Choral Music Academy at St. Luke’s. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his husband, Matthew, and their cats, Loki and Ellie.

Contact James via email: [email protected]