Emmanuel is a parish in the Diocese of the Rocky Mountains, in the ACNA (Anglican Church in North America): led by Archbishop Foley Beach, and a member of The Diocese of the Rocky Mountains - led by Bishop Ken Ross.
The church opened its doors on November 28th, 2010 in Ballard, Washington, and now resides in the Greenwood/Phinney Ridge area of Seattle.
Ken Olfert (Senior Warden)
Neal Schindler (Member)
Mari Becker (Member & Recorder)
Bob Boeshaar (Member & Treasurer)
Peter Scherpelz (Member)
Kay Fowler (Chaplain) - appointed by the Rector
Betty Lou Schindler (Bookkeeper)
Venerable Canon Dr. Daniel Patrick Francis Rice.
Fr. Rice chairs the Vestry.
Rice is an alumn of Regent College, UBC. His long and diverse career includes parish leadership, church planting, missionary work, publishing, public speaking, and fourteen years in a professorial role in higher education. His teaching career at university encompassed courses dealing with Arts and Culture as well as studio classes in drawing and painting. Fr. Daniel remains an active "fine artist" with numerous commissions and public works of art to his credit.
Dr. Rice was first liscensed to preach in 1975 and ordained to pastoral ministry in 1978. Daniel sought holy orders with the Anglican Church in 2009 and was received into ordained pastoral ministry under the leadership of Bishop Martin Minns, and the Anglican Church in North America. Robert Duncan was the Archbishop at that time.
In 2015, Daniel received honors causa recognition for his enduring and notable pastoral ministry. Honors were conferred in Washington, DC by the National Clergy Council and the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 2017 he received the preferments of Canon and Archdeacon, successively, through Dr. Felix Orji, Bishop of The Diocese of the West (CANA), before the parish transferred to the Diocese of the Rocky Mountains. Fr. Rice wishes to express his gratitude to all those who have helped Emmanuel Anglican come into existence, and for the many graces and honors bestowed on him and the parish during his rectorship.
In 2020, Fr. Rice will be transferring into new ministries and the parish is now in the process of calling a NEW full-time rector in his place. See the ACNA website for more information about the position, as well as the descriptive profiles for the Parish and Rector.