Alison Leary Estep joins the community of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral as part of her Masters of Divinity low-residency degree program at The General Theological Seminary in New York City. Named a postulant by The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel in 2022, her sending church is St. John the Baptist in West Seattle. She describes herself as a “boomerang Episcopalian” who was raised in the denomination but moved away from it for a period of time. On April 28, 2018, Alison renewed her baptismal vows at Saint Mark’s, on Cathedral Day.
A Michigan transplant, Alison has lived in Seattle for almost thirty years, where she raised her two children and put down roots in local schools and the church community. Alison plays the violin with a West Seattle-based chamber music group affectionately called “The Lost Girls.” She has spent most of her career working in public relations and marketing, and currently leads Seattle Pacific University’s communications department. Alison has two adult children and a new granddaughter. She lives with two English cocker spaniels: one a senior citizen and the other, an exuberant puppy.