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 Disciplinary Board for the Diocese. 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 Saint Michael’s since October 2002. He was named Director of the famed Compline Choir at Saint 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 Director of the Peter R. Hallock Institute and as Vocal Faculty Coordinator and Faculty Manager for Midsummer Musical Retreat.

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.

Jason and his husband Sal live in Federal Way with their two cane corso (Italian mastiff) puppies Tugs and Lexi. Prior to arriving in the Seattle area, he maintained an active career in Portland, Oregon, 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.

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Julie Pellegrini
Bookkeeper/Office Administrator

Julie possesses an extensive bookkeeping and finance background, having served as finance administrator for another church in Issaquah, bookkeeper for a real estate agency in Seattle, treasurer for an athletic association in Bellevue, and accounting manager for a property management company. She and her husband live on Tiger Mountain along with their menagerie of chickens, ducks, geese, and other animals. Julie also volunteers regularly with Compassion House.

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Elizabeth Holland
Ministry Intern & Aspirant for Holy Orders

Elizabeth has come to St. Michael’s as a Ministry Intern in March 2022. This is the next step on her path to ordained ministry the Episcopal Church. She is a Cradle Episcopalian and loves being out in nature. She has served in many different ministries at St. Matthew in Browns Point, including Vestry, Altar Guild, Worship Leader, Children’s Sunday School, and more. She is also a Secretariat member of the Come and See Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Olympia. She has her Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language / English Interpreting and is a Certified ASL Interpreter. For the last six years, she worked as an ASL Interpreter for a school district, the last four years at a high school. She loves animals and shares four cats and two dogs with her sister, Jannie, and brother-in-law, Sean. She is outgoing, energetic, a great listener, and is excited about this next step in her discernment path and is looking forward to her time here.

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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. Richard Marchand