Parish Leadership

This is the team of people serving as parish leaders.


Sarah Phillips, past Senior Warden

Sarah Phillips, past Senior Warden, at the 2016 Annual Meeting

The Vestry is the board of directors of the parish. The members of the Vestry seek to understand and respond to the issues that come up, as in any organization. This includes these areas:

  • Governance and accountability
  • Finance
  • Maintenance
  • Operations

The Vestry manages parish finances and buildings. They also keep members of the Redeemer community informed about the direction and future of the parish.

Vestry members come from all walks of life. They serve for 3 years. The Vestry meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m..

The following are the current members of the Vestry at Church of Redeemer:

  • Term expires 2019
    • Truman Coggins
    • Lance Dickie
    • Debi Laughlin
    • Bill McGlinn
  • Term expires 2020
    • Steve Daniel
    • Debbie Hermsmeier
    • Mike Howatt
    • Anne Walton
  • Term expires 2021
    • Andrew Bates
    • Lee Darrow
    • Mark Phillips
    • Susan Switzer

These are the officers of the Vestry, who are also the officers of the non-profit corporation in the State of Washington:

  • The Rev. Fr. Jedediah W. Fox, President
  • Lee Darrow, Senior Warden
  • Bill McGlinn, Junior Warden
  • Mike Howatt, Secretary
  • Steve Daniel, Treasurer

To contact the officers of the Vestry, send an email message to

Most of the Vestry and Officers for 2016

Most of the Vestry and Officers for 2016. Front row, left to right: Lee Darrow, Fr. Jed Fox, Sarah Phillips, Steve Daniel. Back row, left to right: Cathy Haskins, Debi Laughlin, Teri Howatt, Jen King, Matt Terry, Bill McGlinn, Tom Byrd, Roger Christiansen

Diocesan Convention Delegates

These people represent the Church of the Redeemer at the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia every year. There are also regional meetings they attend.

  • Men
    • Bill McGlinn
    • Eivind Nilsen
  • Women
    • Lee Darrow
    • Debi Laughlin
  • Alternates
    • Maren Donley
    • Jennifer King
    • Matt Terry
  • Clergy
    • The Rev. Fr. Jedediah W. Fox
    • The Rev. Fr. John P. Zimmerman (retired)

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.