Kelli finds joy and connectedness serving in various ministries at Epiphany. From writing with St. Gabriel’s Communications Guild and Pastoral Care card writing, learning in EfM (current Year 1), making sandwiches for Operation Nightwatch, delivering food to YWCA clients and participating in liturgy as lector and lay preacher, Kelli treasures the fellowship and collaborative activity of parish life. Her husband, daughter, and editing career constantly teach her about care, vision and connection. Epiphany has become very special to Kelli in her two years here. It has shown her the importance of spiritual friendships and opened up how to develop and rely on a close, active relationship with God.
I have been fortunate to live in many different places including Nigeria, Ireland, the UK and Japan as well as New York/New Jersey and now Seattle. My career has always been based in financial services but I am glad that it has offered me a variety of different opportunities. Outside of work, I spend as much time as I can with time with family and with friends. My wife and I moved to Seattle quite recently and we are grateful to have found friendship and support at Epiphany. As I prepare to start serving on the Epiphany Vestry, I am curious about where that may lead in my spiritual journey.
Alvin has found Epiphany an invaluable resource for spiritual development and fellowship. Alvin, his wife and two young children have been members for over three years. He has used his skills as a hospitality professional to serve on the hospitality committee, crafting a comfortable environment for all who attend to experience the presence of the Lord. Alvin’s undergraduate studies in Theology inform his service of Epiphany’s youth and families as a Sunday-school teacher and youth leader supporting Naomi Woodrum and the community’s youth group, The Well. He is excited to further and enrich his commitment to our community.
Eleanor Nelson is a long-time member of Epiphany, having joined along with her parents; Charles and Genelle Phillips when the family relocated to Seattle. She married her husband Jackie at Epiphany in 1979 and has two adult children; Darren and Monica who were both baptized at Epiphany. Eleanor has served the church over the years having taught Sunday school, was a member of the People of Color group, chaperoned a group of youth for a national Union of Black Episcopalian conference, was part of a welcoming committee for Newcomers, and most recently as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor at Park Shore. Eleanor is a graduate of the University of Washington and professionally is a VP of Human Resources at Wells Fargo. She enjoys doing home improvement and crafting projects, gardening and has been playing recreational soccer for many years.