Meet Our Staff

Rev. José Roberto Gándara-Perea

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The Rev. José Roberto Gándara-Perea, or Berto as he is better known, became Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish of Orcas Island on August 17, 2014.

Stewart Mehlman

Senior Warden
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Stewart Mehlman was appointed Senior Warden in January, 2014 by the then co-priests-in-charge, the Rev. Wray MacKay and Rev. Kate Kinney.  He is a graduate of the Education for Ministry (EFM) program; completed at the Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, OH in 2003.  He is also a graduate of Shalem Institute’s Soul of the Executive program in 2002.

A “cradle Episcopalian”, Stewart is honored to serve as Senior Warden for our Rector, Berto, and the wonderful Emmanuel parish.


Marianne Lewis

Music Director