Priest-in-Charge:
The Rev. Mary C. MacKenzie

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

The Rev. Mary MacKenzie is passionate about Christian community. She believes that worshiping and working together in community, we can more fully live into our baptismal covenant, seeking and serving Christ, respecting the dignity of every human being, and working for justice and peace in the world.

During her thirteen years of ordained ministry, Mary has served the church in many arenas, including urban and suburban parishes in the Puget Sound region, Young Adult ministry, the Diocesan Liturgy Commission, Kairos and Cursillo ministries, and the board of the Clergy Association. She is a gifted preacher and has extensive training and experience in homiletics and Interim ministry as well as Liturgy and Young Adult ministry. Her MDiv is from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston Illinois.

Before working in the church, Mary served the community for fifteen years, working in the schools and in organizations serving youth and children. She has a deep appreciation for volunteers and the profound gift they offer any organization. She is committed to helping members of the parish discover their gifts and to offer them in service to God and to the wider community. Her first career was in water resources engineering, and she holds BSE and MSE degrees from the University of Washington. She brings her well-honed, creative problem-solving skills to her ministry in the church.

Mary has been married to Wes Ono for nearly forty years. They have two grown children, Catherine and James. They enjoy live theatre and traveling the world. Mary also enjoys gardening and spending time with friends and family.


Paul Mitchell

Music Director:
Paul Mitchell

contact: music@ascensionseattle.org

Paul Mitchell has directed our music program for over 25 years. He is a member of the Seattle chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Paul leads Ascension choir’s Sunday worship offerings, seasonally complemented with our handbells, and the Summer Organ Concert Series.


 

 

Jan Cherry

Parish Administrator:
Deacon Jan Cherry

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.

 


 

Anna Jeglinski

Nursery Caregiver:
Anna Jeglinski

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

Anna Jeglinski has been our Nursery Caregiver for over a decade. Her calm and creative engagement with our youngest members creates a safe environment for care while parents are in worship.

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