Our Staff

Meredith Dodd

Pastor

Phone: 425.577.2446

Email: pastor@lakewaumc.org

About Meredith

Professional Bio:

Rev. Meredith Dodd has been our pastor since 2023, after twelve years pastoring United Methodist
churches throughout King County. Prior to becoming a pastor, Meredith was an English teacher in
California, working primarily with immigrant and refugee students. She holds an B.A. in English from
Yale, an M.A. in Education from Stanford, and a Master’s in Divinity from Seattle University. She speaks
fluent English and Spanish, and she is currently learning Portuguese. Meredith’s writing has been
published in Sojourners. The Seattle Times, The Christian Century, and Open Minds Quarterly. Meredith
also volunteers with NAMI Seattle, leading a weekly support group for adults living with mental health
conditions. In her spare time, Meredith likes walking in the woods, doing puzzles, watching British
comedies, and continuing her lifelong quest for the perfect cup of hot chocolate.

Cee Adamson

Director of Creative & Worship Arts

phone: 425.885.3311

email: creativearts@lakewaumc.org

About Cee

Professional Bio:

Cee E. Adamson serves as the Director of Music & Creative Arts at Lake Washington United Methodist Church. Cee is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting at the University of Washington. 

A native of Washington, D.C., Cee is a singer, conductor, and educator. Cee has served in multiple artistic and administrative roles with arts organizations and churches across the country and internationally. Additionally, Cee is an arts management consultant and advocate specializing in addressing efficient ethical business operations, and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. As an experienced arts administrator and educator, Cee has served multiple roles with arts organizations such as Bel Cantanti Opera Company, Washington Revels, Louisiana State University, and Glimmerglass Opera

Prior to her current studies at the University of Washington, Cee held a place at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama, based in London, where she received the Master of Music and the Master of Performance degrees and was designated a Guildhall Artist. Other education includes the Advanced Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, and undergraduate degrees in music, accounting, and management from Franklin Pierce University. 

Outside of music, Cee is passionate about social justice, building communities, higher education administration, and just about all things pertaining to the United Kingdom.

Kevin Johnson

Accompanist

Phone: 425.885.3311

Email: sfccmusic@yahoo.com

About Kevin

Coming Soon…

Aurelio Valdez

Youth and Young Adult Community Development Minister

About Aurelio

Bio:

Aurelio Valdez-Barajas is a recent MexicanAmerican/Chicano graduate from Seattle Pacific University, majoring in both Political Science and Sociology. He currently attends Seattle University in the Masters of Public Administration program. Aurelio has served as an organizer and educator for over six years in Rainier Valley, Burien, and the Central District of Seattle. He has taught in underserved communities, working with young people who are at risk for gang/gun violence and for becoming part of the school-to-prison and school-todeportation pipelines. Aurelio has substantial experience using art for social change, serving with arts nonprofits such as Arts Corps, Amplifier, Próxima Generación, and helping to organize March for Our Lives in Seattle against gun violence. Aurelio is proud to have grown up in South Everett, organizing and planning events for the community to facilitate empowerment and self-sufficiency. He is a Hip Hop artist whose music focuses on politics, history, identity, upbringing, and empowering himself and his people. Aurelio has experienced many questions along his faith journey but ultimately understands God to be wherever they are most needed and with the most vulnerable. Aurelio is excited to have his faith grow and challenge him. 

Selenia Stock

Administrative Assistant

About Selenia

Bio:

 Hello, I’m Selenia! I am currently enrolled at Bellevue College working towards my Science and Arts Assosiates Degree. I plan on becoming a wedding and portrait photographer.

Jennifer Hover

Church Administrator

About Jennifer

Professional Bio:

Hi, I’m Jennifer! I have a Masters of Business Administration, and have worked in office administration for the last fifteen years – five of those within the nonprofit sector. Originally from Arizona, I now live in Kirkland with my four children.

Contact Us

7525 132nd Ave. NE Kirkland, WA 98033 View a map

Email: office@lakewaumc.org

Church Office: (425) 885-3311

Safe Parking: (425) 464-SAFE