St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 18, 2024
A Missional Church

Rev. Colleen Bookter

St. Luke's United Methodist Church in New Orleans, Pastor
MDiv, Duke Divinity School, Duke University
Rev. Colleen Bookter received her calling to ministry while working at a domestic violence shelter in college. She has a heart for missions, social justice, and making sure there is room for all of God’s children at the table.

Colleen was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 2008 where she studied History and Gender Studies. After working for a few years, she went to Duke Divinity School where she received her Master of Divinity and a certificate in Gender, Ministry, & Theology. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

While in seminary at Duke, Colleen met her husband, Adam Darragh at a Duke basketball game. They married right after graduation. Adam and Colleen share a passion for travel, a desire to learn more about other cultures, and an appetite for delicious food. Colleen also enjoys festivals, hiking, parades, puzzles, watching LSU football, and hanging out with family and friends.
Colleen served as the associate pastor at University UMC on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge from 2013-2018. During 2018 and 2019, Colleen worked with the UMC General Board of Global Ministries serving with the Asian Rural Institute in Japan, Prasiri Methodist Church in Thailand, and Cieneguita Methodist Community Center in rural Panama. From 2019-2021, she served as the pastor of Algiers UMC in New Orleans and Belle Chasse UMC in Plaquemines Parish. She is beyond thankful to be part of the St. Luke's family and loves serving alongside the community here!

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