The Rev. Richard C. Weyls

Rector

206-523-7476, ext. 307

Father Rich was ordained into the Roman Catholic Church in 1993 in Ohio and has provided pastoral leadership and spiritual guidance to five congregations of various size, demographic constitution and location. Each parish experienced growth in membership, programming and outreach during his tenure. He has particular gifts with those experiencing poverty, addiction, mental illness and marginalization. He also delivers powerful and moving sermons using examples of pain and healing from his own life.

Father Rich took a discernment sabbatical in 2009 and decided at that time to leave parish ministry. He and his partner, Mark, moved to Seattle and began attending St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For the past seven years, Father Rich has been serving as chaplain and Manager for Palliative Care Services for the Swedish Health System. In this position he has honed his skills as pastoral counselor and leader and administrator. He was received into the Episcopal Church and endorsed for the specialized ministry of chaplaincy in 2010. In 2014 he was received as a priest into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Rickel. He has served as a non-stipendiary Priest Associate of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, is a speaker for the Planned Giving Ministry and a faculty member for the Community of Hope.

Father Rich and his partner Mark Magee live in Lynnwood and were married in a small ceremony at St. Mark’s Cathedral in August 2017. They have three children and four grandchildren.

His email is richw@saintandrewsseattle.org.

For pastoral and building emergencies, Father Rich can be reached at 206-383-5600.

The Rev. Danáe M. Ashley

Associate Rector

206-523-7476, ext. 305

Danáe Ashley is our half-time Associate Rector. You will find her at church two Sundays a month and her office hours are by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.

A native of Spokane, Mother Danáe has ministered with parishes in North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, and at St. Stephen’s, Seattle. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice at Soul Spa Seattle, LLC in Shoreline. Mo. Danae uses art, music, drama, poetry, and movement in counseling, spiritual direction, and creation of ritual. Her interfaith Clergy Care Circles for therapeutic group spiritual direction directly supports diverse clergy in varied circumstances across the country. She is an alumna of Young Clergy Women International and is a member of Thank God for Sex–promoting healing for those who have shame about their bodies, sexuality, and faith. Mo. Danae is also one of the contributors of the book Still a Mother: Journeys through Perinatal Bereavement. Additionally, she produced the play “Naming the Un-Named: Stories of Fertility Struggle” with playwright Amanda Aikman; has written for Working Preacher: Craft of Preaching; and has been featured on several podcasts regarding fertility struggle and faith. You can find a great article about her ministry from the School of Theology in Sewanee here.

Mo. Danae’s favorite past times include hiking and traveling with her husband, musician and composer Henry Lebedinsky, spoiling their American Bully rescue dog Sophie Grace (follow her on IG: @sophiegracemeatprincess), reading, historical costuming, tending Alvie’s Garden, dancing with wild abandon to Celtic music, and serious karaoke.

The Rev. Rebecca B. Kirkpatrick

Priest Associate for Children, Youth, & Families

206-523-7476, ext. 303

Rebecca returns to Saint Andrew’s as a Priest Associate for Children, Youth, and Young Adults after first serving our parish in 2005-2012.

Rebecca attended the Annie Wright Schools (Tacoma, WA) followed by Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA) and Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT). Following divinity school, she spent a year as the Multi-Faith Coordinator in the Office of Chaplain at Columbia University (NYC). Wanting to return to the PNW, she joined Saint Andrew’s staff. Enjoying chaplaincy, she became an Episcopal Chaplain at both the Annie Wright Schools and the University of Washington. She then went onto serve on the Bishop’s staff in the Diocese of Olympia as the Canon for Faith Formation: 35 and Under. After five years on their staff and a year as the administrative priest at Saint Matthew-San Mateo Episcopal Church (Auburn, WA), she served as rector at Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church (Marysville, WA).

When not at church, you can find Rebecca and her wife, Cara, on the water.

Br. Chris McNabb

Missioner for Contemplative Ministries

347-491-7535

Tim Drewes

Music Director

Tim is a native Northwesterner and PK (preacher’s kid), raised in Tacoma. He began playing for church services in junior high, and studied organ and piano at Pacific Lutheran University. An apprenticeship in organ building took him to New England, where he also continued his musical studies at New England Conservatory.

He and his wife, Cheryl (also an organist and church musician), spent 23 years in Portland, Oregon, before moving to the Puget Sound area. They have a son in graduate school studying … organ and church music.

When not playing the organ or piano, Tim can often be found walking in the mountains of Western Washington, bicycling, or working on his old house. He also has a small business doing tuning and maintenance on pipe organs.

Megan McInnis

Faith Formation Associate

Megan McInnis is a part-time Faith Formation Associate and supports our Priest Associate for Children, Youth and Families. Megan began working at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church as a Youth Intern in 2016.  She is a native of Portland, Oregon and has her undergraduate in Christian Ministries from Warner Pacific University in Portland. She moved to Seattle in 2016 and obtained her Masters of Divinity from Seattle Pacific Seminary in the spring of 2019. Since graduation Megan has been working with the youth and children of St. Andrew’s, along with supporting various adult faith-formation opportunities.

Megan currently lives in the Burien neighborhood and works part-time as a barista. Megan’s favorite activities include hiking, reading books of all kinds, singing and spending time with family and friends.

Natalie Ingrisano

Parish Administrator

206-523-7476 X301

Natalie Ingrisano is newer to the St. Andrew’s community having started in the newly created position of Parish Administrator, September 23rd, 2019. She looks forward to settling into her duties post-pandemic, greeting everyone who comes through our doors, supporting church ministries and key church functions, working with volunteers, attending staff meetings, maintaining our parish’s calendar, creating various offline and online communications, maintaining our social media presence, and much more!

Natalie comes to St. Andrew’s after having worked as a part time music teacher in public and private schools over the last several years and also maintains a career as a professional classical singer. You can find her performing monthly on many local concert series in the greater Seattle area. She loves singing, dancing, creating, all of the arts, working in community with others, organizing, and loves to join in on all of the goodness that is happening in the parish whenever she can.

Kevin Deffinbaugh

Bookkeeper

206-523-7476, ext. 306