Luke moved to South Bend in 2004 and completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Before planting New City, Luke was involved in youth ministry, campus ministry, and, for several years, was an associate pastor in the South Bend area.
Luke’s wife Jennie works as a nurse in the oncology unit at St. Joseph Health System. Luke and Jennie have three kids: 6-year-old Jack, 4-year-old Rosemarie, and 2-year-old Henry. The Potter family happily enjoys life in their Westside neighborhood.