Answering the call

May 28, 2013

New St. Michael’s rector happily tackles job

The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, along with the congregation of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, recently celebrated her beginning as rector.

Sedwick said it is exciting to be a part of a congregation poised to take the next step forward, to do what they are going to do and to figure out how they are going to do it well as a community. She said membership in the church numbers about 200 and “they had such a strong, healthy time under the former rector.”

Contributed The Rev. Katherine Sedwick and four ‘angels’ bless the water in the baptismal font recently at the celebration of her new ministry as rector of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church.

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The Rev. Katherine Sedwick and four ‘angels’ bless the water in the baptismal font recently at the celebration of her new ministry as rector of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church.

In an Episcopal church, a new pastor is called by the vestry. Vestry Senior Warden Tina Butt, Ed.D., a former assistant superintendent of the Issaquah School District, said after they had interviewed the top three applicants for the position, “Katherine was unanimous. She is warm, caring and wise. She is much loved by parishes where she has been. She is a good administrator. She has a clear vision for where our church can be going, and she has a real love for the Northwest and wants to help us get more involved in the Issaquah community.”

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