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 learning about the history of Saint Mark’s through the archives. Learn more about the archives here.
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 wife and two cats to Salem, Massachusetts in 2010, where Erik would earn his MA in History from Salem State University and he and his wife would have a son. While living in Massachusetts, Erik was the archivist at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody and archives manager at the Haverhill Public Library. During the pandemic Erik earned his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Erik and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Port Orchard in 2020.
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, she led the effort to quickly pivot to virtual worship and meetings, gathering staff and volunteers in what she called her “stream team.” She has been tapped by the Archdiocese to lead special system-wide projects, and she has helped guide several capital projects at her parishes.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College, and a Master of Public Administration from University of Washington. While English is her first language, she is proficient in spoken and written Spanish as well.
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 latest book, The Church Post-Sunday School: How to be Intergenerational and Why It Matters, is due out next summer. She blogs and posts resources and updates at wendyclairebarrie.com
She is no stranger to Saint Mark’s, having spoken here in 2017 about home-based faith practices, drawing on her earlier book, Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents. The topic is as timely as ever as we lean into new ways of being Church in the post-pandemic world. She and her husband Phil will move from Brooklyn, New York, to Seattle in the coming weeks while their son Peter continues his education at Bard College.
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 to bring safe drinking water to people living in marginalized communities. Chris and his wife Sandy have been married 19 years and have a daughter, Elsie—who sings at Saint Mark’s with the Senior Choristers and the Evensong Choir, and a grown son, Joshua, who is in the construction business. Chris enjoys traditional Irish music and is learning to play the fiddle in his spare time.
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.
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.
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 dog Fritz moved to Seattle in 2014 from Kentucky, where he was heavily involved in the parish life of his former church. He has a degree in International Studies and German from Indiana University, and was a business manager and Licensed Customs Broker for 19 years at UPS Supply Chain Solutions before accepting his new role here at Saint Mark’s.
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.
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.
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.
Adam joined Saint Mark’s staff in April of 2018 as the next Director of the Seattle Service Corps. Adam is a member of St. Paul’s (Seattle), a former senior warden and active in lay leadership there. He has extensive professional experience in communications, public relations, marketing and administration. Adam has been a Seattle city and Mt. Rainier tour guide and his interests vary from historic preservation to writing, singing and acting. He is a member of ETHEL!!, a performance group that hosts bingo fundraisers for LGBTQ youth groups and other events.
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, Oregon – M.M. in Conducting), and the University of Washington (Seattle – D.M.A. in Choral Conducting). Dr. Anderson is currently Associate for Liturgical Arts and Youth Formation and Organist/Choirmaster at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Issaquah, Washington, serves on the Liturgy & Arts Commission for the (Episcopal) Diocese of Olympia, and is on the faculty for the Midsummer Musical Retreat.
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.
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.