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Getting to Know Each Other

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Parishioner Judy Tingley is interviewing parishioners and helping them to share a bit of their stories with us. This is the first in her series of stories – look forward to more of them in the future. Thanks, Judy, for helping us get to know each other a bit better!


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Dale Walker & Brian Oldham

Several years ago, Brian Oldham and his wife Dale Walker made a pilgrimage to Ireland, searching through the clover for their ancestries. Along the path they met up with Celtic Spirituality — and were enchanted. READ MORE HERE




Cathy Nickum

Long ago though not far away, Cathy Nickum worked for the Bainbridge Review and lived on a boat in Eagle Harbor.  A degree from U-dub in journalism led her to this first newspaper job. She was twenty-eight, single, and a general assignment reporter and photographer for three years. One of her early feature stories was an interview with Father Gowen, the first rector of St. Barnabas.  READ MORE HERE



Charles Helming MD – A Music and Medical Man

Charlie was introduced to choral singing when his medical school roommate persuaded him to join the choir of the chapel at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. During his third year of medical school Charlie met Janice, a nurse working at Presbyterian, and at the end of medical school they were married. After medical school Janice and Charlie moved to Boston, where Charlie spent two years as an intern and surgical resident at Beth Israel Hospital. During this time son Timothy was born. READ MORE HERE


Sue Rhodes

Sue Rhodes was born in Vancouver British Columbia. Sue came across the border to the US when she was one month old, but didn’t become an American citizen, an experience she found deeply moving, until she was 50. Sue grew up in Bellevue, attended St. Thomas, Medina (Rev. Karen’s former church), and spent a year in Germany between high school and university on a church sponsored exchange program. READ MORE HERE