Priest:

Rev. Heather Wenrick

Contact: office@ascensionseattle.org or 206-283-3967

Heather is a deeply thoughtful pastor, and preacher. She brings a passionate energy that breathes new life into centuries old stories and church practices, demonstrating the gifts of gathering and connecting people, vision, strategic leadership and embodying God’s unconditional love.

Growing up in Oregon, she was active in the Episcopal Church as a teen camp counselor, Sunday school teacher and Bible Study leader. Through church ministry and the tugging of the Holy Spirit, she discerned a call to the priesthood. She attended Gonzaga University and began her first career in Special Education, teaching in public schools. After marriage, she and her husband, Mike, volunteered with the Peace Corps in Honduras. While in Honduras, Heather volunteered with the Episcopal Church and was inspired to attend seminary.

After the Peace Corps, she worked as the Director of Youth Ministries at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland and attended seminary at Yale Divinity School. After seminary, she was called to serve as Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Salem, Oregon. Three years later, she was invited to be the Associate Rector to the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist in Portland, as well as, school chaplain to the Oregon Episcopal School. Heather is a mother of 2 young enthusiastic girls. Nothing makes her more happy than those moments that they too love church.


Interim Music Director:

Diane Lemcio

contact: music@ascensionseattle.org or 206-283-3967


 Jan Cherry

Parish Administrator:

Deacon Jan Cherry, ELCA

contact: office@ascensionseattle.org or 206-283-3967

Jan Cherry, a Deacon in the ELCA and Past President of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, served for seven years as the Ecumenical Liturgical Coordinator at the School of Theology & Ministry at Seattle University.

She has served on the Executive Committee of DIAKONIA of the Americas and the Caribbean, an ecumenical, international, diaconal association.


Nursery Caregiver:

Marie Hebert

contact: office@ascensionseattle.org or 206-283-3967

Marie Hebert started in March 2019 as our Nursery Caregiver. Her calm and creative engagement with our youngest members creates a safe environment for care while parents are in worship.

Marie is certified through our diocesan Safeguarding God’s Children program.