The Rev. Gregory J. Kronz
The Rev. Greg Kronz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1957. He was raised Roman Catholic, and lived in the city of Pittsburgh with his parents and three siblings until the age of 12. He then moved “to the suburbs”, and eventually began attending Young Life, a non-denominational Christian outreach for High School students. It was through his involvement in Young Life that he would come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord, and eventually have a major impact in leading Greg to full time ministry. He attended college at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring initially in Chemical Engineering. However, he became a Young Life volunteer leader, and part-time youth minister, and would eventually change his major to Religious Studies and Philosophy and move toward joining the Episcopal Church. Following graduation from college, Greg married Meredith, also a Young Life volunteer leader (as well as Young Life staff), whom he met while they were working together in youth ministry. Several years later, he attended Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. Greg has been married to Meredith since August, 1979; and they are blessed with three children, Bethany (married to Charlie), Daniel (married to Natalie), and Aaron (engaged to Morgan, to be married the summer of 2019); and three grandchildren - Owen, (to Bethany and Charlie) and Simon and Parks Frederick (to Daniel and Natalie). He enjoys his family, golf (in reality, most sports: recreational, or spectator!), reading, and playing guitar. Greg was blessed to be Rector of St. Luke's from August 1992 until 2022, following being an Associate at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkinsburg, PA; and Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1985, following his graduation from Trinity Episcopal School for ministry. As the Episcopal Church has since drifted from Biblical Authority, the Diocese of South Carolina and St. Luke's has disassociated from the Episcopal Church, and has become affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America, Greg has subsequently been a practicing presbyter in the Anglican Church. Greg retired in September of 2022.