I am a retired analyst, CPA, and numbers guy. I worked the last 25 years of my career at Starbucks Coffee. My wife and I have two adult sons.
I am a lifelong Episcopalian, beginning at St James in Kent, and later at St Elizabeth in Burien. I started attending Christ Church in the U District when I attended the UW. I was active at Christ Church for the next 40 plus years, singing in the choir, and serving several tours on the vestry and as senior warden.
Jane and I started attending St Dunstan’s in 2017, and we are greatly enjoying the worship service and the people here. Jane is here every Tuesday working in the kitchen for the feeding program, and she is frequently found working on the church landscaping. I am occasionally seen / heard playing trombone for a prelude or postlude.
I am honored that David asked me to join the vestry, and I look forward to being of service to our new church home.
I’m Jonathan Pacher, a Housing Case Manager with DESC, a Seattle-area homeless shelter organization.
I’ve grown up attending St Dunstan’s for the majority of my life, with a brief interlude at St Paul’s in Bellingham while I attended Western Washington University. Most of my time at St Dunstan’s I’ve been involved in services, beginning as an acolyte, then moving from those duties to the responsibilities of a Eucharistic Minister. When my work schedule has allowed for it, I’ve been proud to take part in the Tuesday night dinners – it’s my belief that a church is as strong as its involvement in the community it belongs to, and I’m grateful to Father David for giving me the opportunity to take part in that work by asking me to join the vestry. I hope to reinforce that strength of community and of service to those in need by my involvement.
I have been worshipping at St. Dunstan since 2016. I came here because Bro. John Ryan invited my husband Richard and me. We had been active at St. George, in Lake City, but had drifted away. It was such a joy to come back to church, and such a vibrant, active, engaging parish was a bonus. You all were a support in those days of grief after Richard died in 2018. This place is my community and family.
For the past few years, I have served as your treasurer. As an accountant (by day), I was able to find a place to offer those skills. I have worked to make the finances less scary and more approachable for you and the leadership. I also found it a wonderful way to meet and get to know all of you. I have also been active with the Hospitality Team and the Arts Ministry.
I love the community we have here at St. Dunstan. I am especially excited to be part of the leadership team that will part of expanding our connections to the community and potential new members. I will be proud to serve you as a member of the vestry.