Clergy & Staff

CLERGY & PARISH STAFF

The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector

The Rev. Katherine Sedwick was called to St. Michael’s from Minneapolis in early 2013, and was immediately excited by what a faithful, forward-thinking and energetic church this is. Katherine+ is passionate about encouraging people to listen to where God calls them to explore and grow in their faith lives and how we as the Body of Christ are working to reveal God’s love and care to those around us. She has recently become chaplain to the Little Sisters of St. Clare and is active in the Issaquah/Sammamish community as part of the Healthy Youth Initiative and as a board member of the Drug Free Community Coalition.

In addition to her love for ministry at St. Michael’s, she is also a hiker and recently took up running and often spends her day off visiting art museums and galleries. Katherine’s husband, Michael, works in non-profit senior housing and loves to sail. He is very involved in the church, singing bass in the choir and working on facilities and properties issues. They have two grown children, Rachel and Annie, both of whom live in Seattle. Katherine+ and Michael take great pleasure in hiking and kayaking together, exploring the area with their Golden Retriever, Sadie, and enjoying their family.

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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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Kin Kang
Youth Missioner

Kin joined the staff of St. Michael’s in September 2015 after completing his undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University. He and his family have been attending St. Michael’s since 2001. Kin’s love for St. Michael’s grew out of service. As an acolyte and youth lector, his church experience changed from mere attendee to active participant with a role in the congregation. From service came consistency. Simply being inside the warm walls of the building, in a peaceful and uplifting place week after week created a sense of belonging for me. Youth group events and mission trips became things that Kin not only enjoyed, but felt defined by. Kin didn’t even realize that he was being shaped by his involvement, and only upon reflection did he realize how impactful the church was for him. Kin aims to provide events and activities where young people can be affected the way he was and to provide the next generation of teens ample opportunities to serve our congregation and our community, and to cultivate the same love for the unique charisma of our church.

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Chris Pierce
Parish Administrator

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

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PRIEST ASSOCIATES

The Rev. Marilynn Brown

The Rev. Marilynn M. Brown grew up in Wyoming, has been ordained for 29 years and graduated from The General Theological Seminary, New York City. She has served congregations in Hawaii, where she served as chaplain and teacher at St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls in Honolulu, and as rectors at parishes in Pennsylvania, Washington, and Oregon. Before her ordination, Marilynn worked as a registered occupational therapist. She and her husband Bob have both served as deputies and alternates to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and actively participated in diocesan ministries wherever they lived. Marilynn and Bob have participated with families in a small rural village in Nicaragua, through El Porvenier, a mission dedicated to providing fresh water and the building of wells, bathing, laundry facilities, and latrines. Marilynn attended a six-week language school in Oaxaca, Mexico, to help her in communicating with members of the growing Hispanic community and welcoming them to our parish.

Bob and Marilynn have enjoyed hiking and backpacking in the Cascades, and spent many years on their motorcycles around the country. They are thankful to be back in Issaquah and feel blessed to again be part of the St. Michael’s community.

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The Rev. Tom Ortung

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