About

Staff

Erin Durrett

Erin Durrett, Director of Music Ministries

Singing in churches of many different denominations during her childhood led Erin to become a liturgical musician, psalmist, and cantor in the Episcopal, Roman Catholic and Buddhist traditions with a fascination for vocal music in human history and prehistory. Currently Director of Music Ministries at Church of the Holy Spirit she also composes and sings for the Puget Sound Zen Center and acts as a song-holder for the people of Vashon and their indigenous neighbors. Active on many fronts she teaches near-shore ecology, advocates for the homeless and refugees, and provides free music and art workshops for low-income children.

Erin studied Early European Humanities at the University of Washington and the Early Music Institute at University of British Columbia, cantorial skills and psalmody at St. James Cathedral in Seattle and now teaches workshops on Chant as Spiritual Practice, The Harmony of the Spheres, Gregorian Chant, Celtic Spirituality, Chants of the Divine Masculine/Feminine, and the music and medicine of Hildegard Von Bingen with her friend, herbalist Jane Valencia.

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Linda Deibell, Office Manager

Linda has served as church secretary at Church of the Holy Spirit since July 2015.

Linda has lived on the island for over 50 years, is a mother of three sons and a grandmother of six rambunctious treasures.

Before coming to Church of the Holy Spirit, Linda worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Vashon Pharmacy.

Linda enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay (of 40 years) and her two dogs, Tink and Tuki.

She also enjoys gardening, beading, and most of all, spoiling her grandchildren.

Vestry Members

The Vestry is the decision-making body of an Episcopalian parish. Each Vestry member acts as a liaison to a committee or ministry focus.

Vestry 2021 Bob Hawkins

Co-Senior Warden Bob Hawkins

Vestry 2020 Kathy Swinehart

Kathy Swinehart

Vestry 2020- Rick Edwards

Co-Senior Warden Rick Edwards

Vestry 2021 Robert Wright

Robert Wright

Vestry 2020 Sandy Brown, treasurer (1)

Treasurer: Sandy Brown

Pam Held

Pam Held