Marilyn Cornwell

Rector: The Rev. Marilyn Cornwell, Ph.D

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The Rector, whom we call “Marilyn”, has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and served for many years as a university faculty member doing cancer research before becoming an Episcopal priest. She did theological studies at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, finishing her M.Div. at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in California. She is a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Earth Ministry.


Paul Mitchell

Music Director: Paul Mitchell


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

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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

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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.