Luke Abdow

Seattle Service Corps Director & Staff Support for 20s/30s Ministry

Luke is a native of Massachusetts and served as a fellow in an Episcopal Service Corps program in Boston for two years, 2016 to 2018. Prior to that he served in the Fulbright Scholars program as an English teacher in Senegal, and he has experience as a community organizer, a food service worker, and a chef and baker. He comes to Saint Mark’s from nearby North Bend, where he is the Food Services Director and Head Chef at Rainbow Lodge … Read More

Jason Anderson

Compline Choir Director

A man of diverse musical interests and talents, Dr. Jason Allen Anderson was appointed director of the Compline Choir in July 2009 and has been a member of the choir since 2004, singing baritone and countertenor. Dr. Anderson is equally at home on the stage and in the church as a performer, singer, conductor, organist, liturgist and composer. He hails from Franklin, Indiana, and is a graduate of Butler University (Indianapolis – B.M. in Music Education), Portland State University (Portland, … Read More

Wendy Claire Barrie

Canon for Intergenerational Ministries

Wendy has served more than 25 years in parish-based formation ministry in California, New York and Connecticut, and she has a wealth of experience with many curricula, including Godly Play and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Since March 2020, she has served as Acquisitions Editor and Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing, and recently guided the revision of the highly-regarded Journey to Adulthood curriculum. Wendy is a nationally-renowned speaker and teacher in the field of lifelong spiritual formation, and her … Read More

 Erik Bauer

Cathedral Archivist

Erik Bauer is the new Archivist for the Diocese of Olympia (replacing retiring archivist Diane Wells), as well as the new Saint Mark’s Cathedral Archivist. We are lucky that he will be working in the archives at Saint Mark’s one day every week, usually on Fridays. He is originally from the Chicago area, and lifelong White Sox fan. He completed a Bachelor of Special Studies in history and English from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He moved with his … Read More

Gregory Bloch

Director of Communications

After working in various roles at Saint Mark’s for several years Gregory Bloch began as Communications Director in February of 2019. Greg brings marketing and graphic design skills to the role, and a great deal of knowledge of the cathedral community as an active member since 2010. Greg sings in the Cathedral Choir, the Evensong Choir, and the Compline Choir.

Christopher Brown

Event Support & Facilities Associate

Christopher has been an invaluable part of the Saint Mark’s livestream ministry since 2017, and has run a small business as a general contractor for several years. He brings experience in documentary film, audio engineering, event planning, and construction to his new role as Event Support and Facilities Associate. He is continuing his work as videographer on a contract basis in addition to this new position. In addition, he has worked for local and international nonprofits raising awareness and funding … Read More

Erik Donner

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Erik began at Saint Mark’s in 2012 as Accounting Associate/Database Manager, and transitioned in 2014 to Executive Assistant to the Dean/Membership Support. A Seattle-area native, he has a B.A. in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University. Erik was previously a manager in the banking industry. He and his wife Jenny joined Saint Mark’s and the Episcopal Church in 2009, and were married at the cathedral the same year.

Stephen Eddy

Bookkeeper & Scheduler

Stephen comes to Saint Mark’s with an accounting, payroll, and data processing background that includes diverse businesses such as truck sales and political campaigns. Stephen earned his accounting degree at Central Washington University. He was raised, and still lives, in Lynnwood. He is a lifelong Presbyterian, serving as a member of the Session (similar to Vestry), and is also a worship leader and musician in his congregation.

Rebekah Gilmore

Associate Musician & Choir School Director, and Interim Director of Youth Ministry

Rebekah joined the Saint Mark’s music staff in 2010 while also serving on the Saint James’ Cathedral music staff from 2008–2018. She has lead choral clinics with Chorister’s Guild, Augsburg Fortress, and PopUp Choir in Minnesota. As a freelance soprano, she performs regularly with professional choral and early music ensembles in the Northwest and can be heard on movie, TV, and video game soundtracks.  She is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Eve Kausch

Cathedral Archives Intern

Eve Kausch is a graduate student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington. They are primarily interested in working in archives, especially those which engage with ideas of social justice and identity. Prior to moving to Seattle, Eve lived in New York, where they studied Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College and worked at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. They grew up in the Episcopal Church and are enjoying … Read More

Michael Kleinschmidt

Canon for Cathedral Music

Before coming to Saint Mark’s, Michael served as Canon for Cathedral Music at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. He holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Michael is an accomplished organist, having played in recital across the world, including an All-Bach concert here on the Flentrop Organ in 2012. He also has a keen appreciation for the ministry of music in children, and serves on faculty of Royal School of Church Music summer courses.

John Stuntebeck

Associate Organist

John Stuntebeck served as Interim Organist of Saint Mark’s in January and February of 2015. In addition to being a talented solo organist, John is a liturgical organist whose improvisations and accompaniments to choral and congregational song are thoughtfully wrought and elegantly executed. John began his role at Saint Mark’s in September 2015.

Michael Seewer

Cathedral Sacristan & Head Verger

Michael has been a member of Saint Mark’s since 2014, and became involved in several liturgical ministries, including altar guild, verger, acolyte, thurifer, and assisting lay minister; and he also sang in the Cathedral Choir for a time. He was elected to the vestry in January of 2019, but resigned from his vestry role after accepting this new position. Michael has a passion for liturgy and hymnody, and a faith formed deeply by Anglican spirituality and tradition. Michael and his … Read More

David Wagner

Facilities Manager

David Wagner became Saint Mark’s Facilities Manager in August 2019. David brings experience as a property manager with a keen eye to systems management, and has already begun work on updating and improving Operations and Maintenance manuals for this challenging array of buildings we have at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. David received his Building Operator Certification from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council in 2020.

Kathy Wickward

Director of Operations

Kathy Wickward joined the staff as Director of Operations on January 31, 2022. She has thirteen years of experience managing church operations, most recently serving as Pastoral Assistant for Administration in the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle at St. John the Baptist Church in Covington and previously at St. Mary’s in Seattle. (This role is similar to our Director of Operations role.) She brings a wealth of experience in public/non-profit financial management, human resources, vendor relations, and communications. When COVID hit, … Read More