Our Leadership

The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey, Rector

The Reverend Doctor Steve Danzey has been a pastor for almost 30 years in Alabama, Texas and most recently Chicago. He began his new ministry at Good Samaritan on June 14, 2015.
 
Fr. Steve was born in South Carolina, and raised in south Alabama and Northwest Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, and a Master of Divinity and Ph.D in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
After serving for a Baptist pastor for 19 years, Fr. Steve hit the Canterbury Trail in 2003 and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2008. He has served three Episcopal churches since 2004: Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Church of the Redeemer, Irving, Texas, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Chicago.
 
Fr. Steve enjoys cooking, sailing, hiking, biking, reading, and traveling. His most recent hobby interest is beer making; the results of that undertaking are still pending! He has one son, Garrett, who lives and works in Denver, and is married to his partner, David.
 
Phone: 425-868-2123
 

Charissa Bradstreet, Curate

Charissa was ordained as a Transitional Deacon in December, 2020 and oversees formation for adults, children, and youth.  Prior to her arrival at Good Samaritan, she worked at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and spent 14 years in HR at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

 
Charissa’s faith journey began in an Evangelical home with a family that frequently read books aloud – the Bible as well as many novels.  This shaped her early love for narrative, and she continues to return to Biblical stories with appreciation for how the writers invite us to imagine who God is, what God is doing in the world, and how we might respond. 

 

Charissa received a Master of Divinity degree from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and enjoys traveling, reading, painting icons, cooking, watching BBC mysteries, and writing. The place where her soul feels most at home is in the countryside of Ireland where she has taken entirely too many pictures of sheep.

 
Phone: 425-868-2123
 

Nathan “Nato” Shiu, Director of Music

After earning his B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA with a focus on Music Composition, Nathan stayed to work as Staff Accompanist with Whitman College’s Music Department. For the following eight years, he played for private voice and instrumental lessons, student recitals, as well as Opera Workshop productions and fully-staged productions presented by Whitman College’s Harper Joy Theatre. In addition, during the last three of those eight years, Nathan began teaching voice as an Adjunct Voice Teacher which opened his eyes to the joys of teaching singing.
 
Finally, in 2013, Nathan made the decision to pursue a Master’s in Music. His two-year tenure at Washington State University provided concentrated experience learning about and researching the elements of singing. Nathan’s graduate studies culminated in a written project on teaching singing to children and adolescents. In addition, he served as Teacher’s Assistant for the Opera Workshop program both years where he continued learning about the details of producing semi-staged opera scenes and fully-staged operettas and musicals.
 
Moving back to the Greater Seattle Area and based in Bellevue, Nathan is excited to teach voice, play piano, and collaborate with the music community. Before Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, he was choir director for Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA. Outside of Good Samaritan, Nathan currently works as pianist and vocal adviser for Master Chorus Eastside, pianist and administrator for Bellevue Youth Choirs, and teaches piano and voice through the innovative small business Play at Work.
 

Mireya Medina, Marketing

Mireya Medina from Miami, Florida pivoted from secular marketing to worship marketing 10 years ago. Her career experience working for major media outlets Clear Channel, Cox Communications, and Publicitas LHP gave her a natural ability to evangelize as did her B.S. in Communications and Minor in Theology from Florida International University.

Mireya, originally raised Roman-Catholic, was received into the Episcopal Church in 2009 and has been active in lay ministries serving on various vestries and playing liturgical music with her husband, Tony Medina.

Mireya also owns a music production company with her husband Tony and together they enjoy any chance they can to explore the world.

Email: mireya@goodsamepiscopal.org

 

Lisa Treadway, Director of Children’s Ministry and Good Samaritan School

I was born in New Jersey and grew up in California. Twenty-two years ago we moved our young family to Washington, settling on the Plateau. It has been a wonderful place to raise our three (now grown) children. Over the last 20 years I have enjoyed working with children through volunteer opportunities in the local schools, my church, and community organizations such as Hope Link and United Way’s Bridge to Basics Program. I have been teaching preschool for 14 years now and can’t get enough of the energy, honesty, and beautiful smiles this age group has! In 2009, as my last child prepared to go off to college, I decided to return to school to complete my degree. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Children’s Studies in 2011, and completed my CDA (Child Development Associates) training in 2012.
 
I enjoy reading, walking, gardening, and sharing good food and laughter with family and friends. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year working with the incredible families and staff of Good Samaritan School.
 
Phone: 425-868-9544