The Rev. Danáe M. Ashley
The Rev. Danáe Ashley is our part-time Associate Rector. You will find her at church two Sundays a month and her office hours are by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. A native of Spokane, Mother Danáe has ministered with parishes in North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, and at St. Stephen’s, Seattle. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist associate with a private practice at Soul Spa Seattle, LLC in Shoreline.
Mother Danáe uses art, music, drama, poetry, and movement in ministry, counseling, spiritual direction, and creation of ritual, especially for pregnancy and infant loss. She is an alumna of Young Clergy Women International and has written for their online magazine Fidelia’s Sisters and their Advent devotional published by Chalice Press, as well as being a contributing writer to the Episcopal Church’s online ministry “Sermons that Work.” Mother Danáe is also one of the contributors of the book Still a Mother: Journeys through Perinatal Bereavement released in February 2016 by Judson Press and was a featured guest in March 2018 on Lacy Clark Ellman’s A Sacred Journey Pilgrim Podcast 10: (In)Fertility Journeys.
Her favorite past times include hiking with her husband, musician Henry Lebedinsky, and beloved dog, Alvie Anne, reading, traveling, being part of the Snohomish County/WSU Extension Master Gardeners, visiting with family and friends, dancing with wild abandon to Celtic music, and serious karaoke.
Danáe’s email is DanaeA@saintandrewsseattle.org.