Pastor & Staff

James Madden


Rev. James Madden is the rector and co-church planter of St. Luke Medical District. He is ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Previously an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), James has a heart for ecumenical church partnership across denominations for the expansion of God’s kingdom. That is what drew him to the ACNA diocese, Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, James and his wife Happy launched an outdoor worship service for friends and neighbors to gather safely while churches were closed. As enthusiasm and attendance grew, James discerned a call to church plant in Dallas. He developed a love for the Medical District, a neighborhood with world-renowned medical institutions and very few churches. Before planting St. Luke Medical District, James served as the Campus Minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Southern Methodist University from 2014-2021. He was also an RUF intern at Wake Forest University from 2008-2010. Through the work of college ministry, James experienced the deep joy of ministering to young adults from a wide range of spiritual backgrounds.

James holds a B.A. in Spanish and History from Washington and Lee University, where he also played baseball. He received his Master of Divinity from Redeemer Seminary in 2014. A Dallas native, he is married to his best friend, Happy, and actively reads theology and philosophy, while following news and politics. He is also a coffee enthusiast, so don’t hesitate to stop by his office and have a pour-over with him.

Kimberley pfeiler

Associate Rector

The Rev. Canon Kimberley Pfeiler is Associate Rector and co-church planter at St. Luke Medical District. As the Ombudsman for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others, she helps Bishop Todd Hunter in his work to protect the vulnerable in our midst and to develop training and policies to prevent abuse in the church. She serves as the Chairman of the Board for M25i:Anglican Justice and Mercy, which serves to equip and sustain Anglicans serving alongside the vulnerable. And as a bi-vocational priest, she is Vice President at NowVertical Group, leading a team that provides advanced analytics for enterprise clients.
Kimberley holds a B.A. in History from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Ministry from Nashotah House. She lives in Plano with her husband, Mark, and daughter, Jessica and their large orange tabby cats, BB King and Buddy Guy. Kimberley and Mark are avid concert fans, scuba divers and travel enthusiasts. A Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, Kimberley enjoys helping others who are planning to get married, or want to enrich their married life.


Worship & Music Leader

David Gates leads Sunday morning worship and music at St. Luke Medical District. Originally from Jackson, New Jersey, David was raised by fellow musician parents John and Patti, and he found an early passion for music listening to and watching them.
He graduated with a B.A. in Music with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University and moved to Texas in 2018 shortly after finishing that degree. David has led and been a part of worship teams for over 13 years in both New Jersey and New York City, where he met his wife, Mary Margaret. They now live in Garland, TX with their dog, Bear, and are both self-employed in the music industry.
In addition to leading at St. Luke, David writes and produces his own and others’ original music and performs frequently throughout the month at various venues and restaurants around DFW. 

Happy Madden

Communications Manager

Happy Madden oversees communications and event coordination for St. Luke Medical District. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate at Nikao Counseling in Dallas, where she provides individual therapy to adolescents and young adults. Happy has a passion for integrating evidence-based mental health treatments and suicide prevention with the hope of the gospel.

Before becoming a counselor, Happy worked in journalism and communications at organizations including the National Journal and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Washington, D.C. Both of those experiences grew her love for writing and storytelling. Through her involvement in an Anglican church plant in D.C., Happy experienced for the first time the joy of gospel-centered community – and received encouragement to pursue a call to mental health counseling. She then moved back to Dallas, began her Master’s in Counseling, and worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care.

Happy completed her Master of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University and holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Spanish from Washington and Lee University (W&L). She and James are both Dallas natives and have been married since 2018, after being set up by their Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) campus minister at W&L. They are the proud parents of a yellow lab named Rookie, who you may see roaming around Central Commons from time to time.


Community Steward

Zach serves as the Community Steward for St. Luke Medical District. Jointly, Zach is also running and operating Westside Coffee at Central Commons. He assists with volunteer coordination, community building, and Sunday morning worship at St. Luke's. Zach has worked and served in many different capacities and environments with an undying passion for bridging gaps and engaging in intersections between denominations, faith traditions, and worldviews.

Zach has had a busy few years. Graduating from seminary in 2020, he and his wife moved to New Jersey where he served at a ministry called City Relief. There, he embraced the relationship between long-term practical care and spiritual companionship and discipleship for people struggling with homelessness in NYC. After that, Zach moved back to Texas and served as a sixth grade history teacher. In that role, Zach again was able to enjoy nuancing stories, cultures, and traditions through both ancient and modern lenses. (Nuance is one of Zach’s favorite words). Zach is adept at cross-cultural engagement and loves listening to the stories of people not like him.

Zach holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages from Truett Seminary (Baylor). Zach is originally from San Antonio and deeply loves his Spurs basketball. He is married to a powerhouse woman named Shayna, and together they have a 4 year old Golden-Doodle named Winston. If you enjoy the Lord of the Rings, he’s your guy to talk to! Zach loves all things literature, fantasy, theology, coffee, and sports - and you can often find him pondering the cross-roads of all these subjects and more while he makes lattes at Westside Coffee. Stop by for a drink and a chat!


Interim Children's Ministry Coordinator

Bio coming soon!