The Reverend Luther Zeigler

Affiliate Priest

The Reverend Luther Zeigler is the Minister of Emmanuel Church, a seasonal chapel in nearby Manchester-by-the Sea. When he is not serving Emmanuel, Luther serves as an affiliate priest here at St. John’s. Before moving to the North Shore, Luther was the Episcopal Chaplain to Harvard University, where he was for many years the President of the Harvard Chaplains.

Earlier in his ordained ministry, Luther served as a school chaplain, including at the St. Alban’s School for Boys in Washington, D.C., the Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, MD, and the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.

Luther is also currently the Chairman of the Board and President of Bethany House of Prayer, a center for spiritual direction and religious retreat in Arlington, MA. He has served on the Boards of many other nonprofit organizations in the recent past, including Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association, the umbrella organization that houses the University’s public service and social justice programs, and Y2Y Harvard Square, a homeless shelter for youth organized and run by Harvard College students.

Before becoming a priest, Luther was an appellate lawyer for over two decades in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Oberlin College (B.A.), Stanford University (M.A., J.D.), and Virginia Theological Seminary (M.Div.).