LACEY BROWN, M.M.
MUSIC DIRECTOR

Lacey Brown is a percussionist, singer/songwriter, teacher, and worship leader from Seattle, WA. She holds a B.A. and a M.M. in Percussion Studies and enjoys performing and teaching an array of instruments and styles of music. When she’s not playing the drums, you can find her plucking away at her guitar, singing, recording, and songwriting.

Lacey currently works as Music Director at Church of the Apostles, where she has the joy of designing worship with the community, directing the music as well as writing and recording original music and re-imagined ancient chant and hymns for worship.

Born and raised in Washington state, Lacey is passionate about the Northwest and loves spending time in nature whenever she can.

Lacey’s music can be found at laceybrown.com & poorclaremusic.com

lacey@apostleschurch.org

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Katherine GrayBuck
Pastor & Hospital Chaplain

Katherine GrayBuck is an Associate Pastor at Church of the Apostles. She is also called as a professional Spiritual Care Provider, or Chaplain, at Harborview Medical Center and serves on the Palliative Care Team and as a faculty member of the Palliative Care Fellowship.

Katherine has roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in the evangelical church, converting to ELCA Lutheranism as an adult. She was baptized on Holy Saturday in 2011 in the Pacific Ocean and holds the sacredness of the liturgical year and baptism in high regard, celebrating her own anniversary each year as CotA celebrates our primary festival, RISE or Easter Vigil. She joined CotA in 2013 as a member and became ordained here in 2018. She also married her husband, scientist Lucas GrayBuck, at the Fremont Abbey in 2016.

Her grounding as a Pastor is rooted in the practice of deep listening and empathy. Her particular ministry leanings are feminist, LGBTQIA+ inclusive, and engaging in anti-racism work.

Her work as a hospital Chaplain during the COVID-19 crisis was featured in the New York Times and The Ringer.

 

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Ivar Hillesland
Pastor

Ivar was raised in the glamorous municipality of Pasco, WA as the youngest (and obviously most wonderful) of 5 kids. After changing his field of study four times, he graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2002 and moved to Santa Monica, CA to work as a youth director and musician. He attended Yale Divinity School and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and was then called and ordained as pastor at Church of the Apostles in 2012 where he continues to make a fool of himself in front of people in new and innovative ways.

Ivar teaches and serves on the steering committee of the Episcopal College for Congregational Development. He works as a developmental consultant for churches and, as an administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, works with individuals and organizations on cultural competency and communication. He also teaches preschool music at Phinney Ridge Child Development Center and leads music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ballard on Sunday mornings.

Ivar is married to Targhee Haveman and together they have three boys, Olyver, Odin, and Orion. He is deeply involved with both Lutherans and Episcopalians and is devoted to furthering their common communion. He sees Church of the Apostles as a vital voice in the church for creative expression, life-giving worship, communal engagement, and the intersection of our ancient relationship to God with our current and future contexts. Interests include sarcasm, irony, money, and power.

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Erin Quarterman, MLIS - VOLUNTEER
COORDINATOR & ARCHIVIST

Erin Quarterman is a librarian equally passionate about working with people and creating organized systems. She has volunteered at COTA in various roles since December 2009 and utilizes that experience by organizing and coordinating COTA’s wonderful volunteers each week. She will also be working to organize, verify copyright, and archive services to support a new COTA Resource (currently in development).

In her free time, Erin plays accordion in the band, Star Called Sun. She also loves reading enjoys giving book recommendations.

Erin’s portfolio is available at https://erinkquarterman.wordpress.com and Star Called Sun’s music can be found at http://www.starcalledsun.com.

erin@apostleschurch.org

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