Clergy & Staff

CLERGY & PARISH STAFF

The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector

The Rev. Katherine Sedwick has been our rector since 2013, and is excited by what a faithful, forward-thinking and energetic church this is. She enjoys encouraging people to listen to where God calls them to explore and grow in their faith, and how we as the Body of Christ work to reveal God’s love and care to those around us.

She is active in local community concerns as well as diocesan ones. She currently works with efforts to prevent teen drug use in the Issaquah-Sammamish area, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Cathedral Foundation of the Diocese of Olympia, and the Disciplinary Board for the Diocese. She is also the Chaplain to the Little Sisters of Saint Clare, a diocesan religious community. In the past she has served on Diocesan Council, as a Disabilities staff person for General Convention, and chaired the Commission on Ministry for six years in the Diocese of Minnesota.

Her educational background includes a bachelors from University of Washington and MDiv from Seattle University, a Jesuit-founded ecumenical school of theology and ministry. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Servant Leadership in North Carolina. She has a special love for the intersection of faith and the arts, the study of icons, and thoroughly enjoys backpacking, hiking, cycling, walking the beach and reading literature and poetry.

Katherine+ and her husband Michael have been married since 1984 and enjoy living in the heart of Issaquah. They have two adult daughters and delighted to welcome their first grandchild in 2018. She is occasionally accompanied during the week by their golden retriever, Sadie.

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Dr. Jason Allen Anderson
Associate for Liturgical Arts, Youth Formation, and Communications

A man of diverse musical interests and talents, Dr. Anderson has served as Associate for Liturgical Arts and Youth Formation and Organist/Choirmaster at St. Michael’s since October 2002. He was named Director of the famed Compline Choir in residence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington in July 2009. He has served on the Liturgy & Arts Commission for the (Episcopal) Diocese of Olympia and currently serves as Vocal Faculty Coordinator for the Midsummer Musical Retreat. Prior to arriving in Seattle, he maintained an active career in Portland as a professional soloist and chorister for the Trinity Consort at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Interim Director of Music Ministries for First Presbyterian Church, and recording artist with Oregon Catholic Press.

Jason is equally at home on the stage and in church as a performer, singer, conductor, organist, liturgist and composer. He hails from Franklin, Indiana, and is a graduate of Butler University, Portland State University, and the University of Washington. Dr. Anderson’s dissertation “The Life and Works of Peter R. Hallock (b. 1924)” was completed in June 2007.

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Chris Pierce
Parish Administrator

Chris joined the staff of St. Michael’s in 2014.

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ADDITIONAL CLERGY AT ST. MICHAEL’S

Rector Emeritus

  • The Rev. Dr. Ann Lukens

Priest Associates

  • The Rev. Marilynn Brown
  • The Rev. Tom Ortung
  • The Rev. Richard Marchand
  • The Rev. John Allen