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.
Jim comes to us from California where he has served in the bank and finance industries, and also served on the Board of Trustees at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. He has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and served as a Presbyterian minister and church administrator several years ago before turning to finance and other professional ventures. In his role at Saint Mark’s, he will oversee Cathedral Support Services including Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management, and Office Support, and he will serve on the senior leadership team as we strategically plan for the cathedral’s exciting future in the next decade. Jim and his wife have two adult sons.
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. He will also manage the scheduling of events.
Nicole was a member of the Seattle Service Corps in the 2018-19 program year, while serving at Kids4Peace and at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, as a youth ministry intern. Starting in July, she joins the staff as Director of Youth Ministry. She is also an active leader in diocesan youth ministries and serves on the diocesan planning team for youth programming. Nicole brings many gifts and a good deal of experience to the role. Her passion for creation care and interfaith dialogue, and her delightful and gentle spirit of mutuality and respect for all pervades her ministry, and we are very fortunate to have her serve as youth minister.
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.
Before joining the staff of Saint Mark’s, Kelly volunteered for more than a decade in college, youth, and children’s church programs. She found her way into the Episcopal Church because of her love for the Godly Play curriculum. Kelly joined Saint Mark’s in 2015, and has served in a variety of roles, including the Vestry, Children’s Chapel leader, Godly Play storyteller, occasional preacher, and as a licensed Eucharistic Minister. She holds a Master’s degree from University of Puget Sound and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Furman University. Kelly also works as a pediatric Occupational Therapist at Seattle Therapy Network, supporting families of children with special needs. She and her husband Jacob have three elementary-aged children. In January of 2020 she was named Associate for Spiritual Formation, a role which encompasses leadership of Children’s and Family Ministries, coordination of the Radix Project/Small Group Ministry, and responsibility for Baptismal Formation.
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.
A graduate of St. Olaf College with a degree in Music and Management Studies, Madeleine brings experience in concert production, marketing, and communications to Saint Mark’s music department. She has worked on both sides of the curtain in positions at the Music at Menlo Chamber Music Festival in Menlo Park, California, as a Studio Coordinator at School of Rock in Greenwood, Seattle, and currently as Executive Director of Bellevue Youth Choirs. Madeleine sings with the Seattle Choral Company and the Wellspring Ensemble.
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 have been parishioners at Saint Mark’s since 2008, and were married at the cathedral in 2009.
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.