Luke was born in Empangeni on the 21st October 1982 and started his primary school years at Kwambonambi Primary School. He has one sister, Haylea, who lives in Durban. He matriculated from Durban High School in 2000. Luke played in the 1st team cricket for two years, as well as 2nd XV rugby team and the school athletics team.
His family lived in Zululand for 18 years before moving to Pietermaritzburg where Luke went to University and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Marketing and Psychology. He has also got a Postgraduate Certificate in Education through UNISA. He played cricket for the Varsity 1st XI from 2001-2008 and was club captain for five of those years.
Luke taught at Pelham Senior Primary School for four years (2003-2007) before moving away from education and joining Sanlam as a financial advisor for two and a half years. It took him two and a half years to realize that teaching was in fact his calling. It is with great excitement that he finds himself teaching at Cordwalles.
Luke is married to Magdel who is an Occupational Therapist and they are the very proud parents to Nathan, who is a Cordies boy.