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
 

Rev. Christina Jillard, Priest Associate

Chris, as she prefers to be called, recently retired as Rector of St. Margaret’s, Bellevue. From 2001–2018, she was the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal in Altoona, Pennsylvania, after graduating from General Theological Seminary in New York City and being ordained a priest in 2001. Chris also serves as a trainer in our diocese’s College of Congregational Development and Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s Board of Directors. She and her husband, Rick, have two dogs and live in the Renton Highlands area. They have four children—Bronwen, Kate, Andy and Eric—who are literally scattered from “sea to shining sea!”
 
Phone: 425-868-2123
 

Nathan 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.
 

Judy Naegeli, Director of Communications

Judy Naegeli has been working in church and non-profit communications for about 10 years (give or take), most recently in Seattle Pacific University’s Alumni Relations Office. Raised Presbyterian, she received a Master of Divinity from Seattle Pacific Seminary in 2016, which mostly served to solidify her call to ministry–not to ordained ministry, but to the ministry of improving marketing and communication in churches.
 
In March 2019, Judy got married to Marc whom she met at their masters rowing club in Seattle. They both row on competitive teams and travel all over the country to compete.
 
 

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