Luke Smith began his journey in L’Arche when he was 13 and his calling to join L’Arche was realized in 2010 as one of the founding assistants of L’Arche GWDC’s fourth home, located in Arlington, Virginia. In 2011, Luke spent four months living in L’Arche London (England) before returning to Greater Washington to take on a leadership role in the Virginia homes. Luke is Irish, and grew up in England, and hails from a diverse and multi-cultural hometown of Wolverhampton. Luke studied geography in Aberystwyth (Wales) focusing on the development of communities and the geography of disability. Prior to coming to L’Arche, Luke was active with Faith and Light (L’Arche’s sister organization), taught high school students with disabilities in New Jersey, and worked at Myddelton Grange, a retreat center in the North of England.
Picture: Luke (left) with his friend Charles