MEET OUR STAFF
REV. ELIZABETH RILEY
Rev. Elizabeth Riley joined Emmanuel in July of 2018. She was born in Wasilla, Alaska and spent most of her formative years in Anchorage. She found the Episcopal Church in middle school and felt her calling to the priesthood at fifteen. She moved to the Bay Area to attend college at Saint Mary’s College of California, where she studied theology and English. After receiving her BA, she attended seminary at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, where she received a Master of Divinity. She served as a deacon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in San Francisco. For five years she served as the Associate Rector at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, California. Elizabeth previously served as a board member of Young Clergy Women International, overseeing fundraising and development. She also served on the board of Stanford's Episcopal Campus Ministry, also working on fundraising and development. Scott and Elizabeth have two young daughters and a son: Eleanor, Amelia, and Peter. Scott has PhD in English Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently teaching Latin at Lakeside Middle School in Seattle.
Elizabeth loves photography, baking, and quilting. As a family they love playing music together, exploring nature, and spending time with their extended family.
Fred joined the staff of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in June of 2021. A native of the south Seattle area, he found church music at a very young age and has been active in it ever since. He attended Central Washington University and received the Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2004. Fred found the Episcopal Church on a cold February afternoon in Manhattan when he wandered into St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue for a life-changing Wednesday Choral Eucharist (the setting was Vaughan-Williams in g minor) and has never looked back. Congregations he has served include Grace Episcopal Church in Ellensburg and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood. He has also been active as a music educator in school settings having taught two-year-old pre-schoolers through high school students. As a performer, Fred is active in the Seattle area choral music scene. He is a fifteen year-plus member of The Compline Choir as well as a member of the award-winning ensemble Choral Arts Northwest. Fred and his wife, Heidi are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters.
Julene Levin joined the Emmanuel staff in 2017. Among many other duties, she manages the flow of information between parishioners and staff, maintains the church calendar, coordinates facility use, property oversight, maintains the website, and generally keeps the office operating like a well-oiled machine.
Julene is a Seattle native, and now resides in Mercer Island with her daughter and son. Julene formerly worked in marketing communications for various software companies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading and traveling to warm weather.