Rev. Heather Wenrick

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.....
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Kim Silver

Kim is serving as the parish administrator in our office. She works on liturgy support, communication throughout the office, maintaining the church calendar, helping with events, and management of the building and grounds. Kim lives with her husband, three boys, and their dog in Magnolia. They are often found in the mountains of Roslyn, WA where they love to hike, bike, ski, garden and enjoy time outdoors. She encourages everyone to stop by the office to say hello!
Music director

Diane Lemcio

Diane has spent much of her life sitting on organ and piano benches, preparing for worship services. Her desire has always been to honor God through music and to assist others in performances that enhance the congregation’s worship experiences.

At age 12 she began playing organ in her home church in Maine, subsequently earning a master’s degree in organ performance. Diane has served as organist and assistant to music directors in cities across the country. She thinks deeply about the purposes and practices of music in worship and finds great joy in making music with folks at Ascension.
Children's Music director

Dan White

Dan was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He found his way to Seattle in 2016, and eventually to Ascension in February 2018, where he started as a Section Leader in the choir. When Ascension expressed interest in starting a Children's Choir in 2022, Dan was very honored to be selected as the candidate to start this program.

Outside of Ascension, Dan can be found performing around the Greater Seattle Area with various community choirs and ensembles. You might also catch him singing the National Anthem at various sporting events!

Dan is very proud to call Ascension his home as he continues his journey in faith through music.
Sunday school teacher

Megan Bartsch

Bio coming soon.
NURSERY coordinator

Marie Hebert

(attn: Marie)
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.
children's caregiver

Izzy Hudd

(attn: Izzy)

Marisa Jennings

communications coordinator

Susan Kellner

Susan is a leader of creative teams, marketing campaigns, and provides technical and conceptual development of the church’s mission. Susan & her husband have 3 biological children and are licensed foster parents. They have recently relocated to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
ascension bookeeper

Lauren Schulz

Lauren joined the staff of Ascension in the spring of 2022 and is very happy to be here. She also serves as the bookkeeper for several other local churches of different denominations and loves bringing her finance skills to use for these communities.
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