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.
Hello all! My name is Alex Katopodis and I’m excited to be here as Youth Pastor. I grew up in the area, around Thrasher’s Corner in north Bothell and attended Bothell High School in my youth. I didn’t grow up in the church but joined a youth group in Lynnwood during my senior year of high school. I made some great friends and when the youth pastor moved on my recently graduated friends and I decided to lead the group until a new leader could be found. It was there I discovered my passion for working with the youth. I took my passion with me to Everett where I attended Trinity Lutheran College and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Children, Youth, and Family Studies. Throughout my studies I got to work with many different youth groups and expanding my views on how to effectively “do” youth group. Also during my time at Trinity I met my wife Katie, we married in 2010 and have two children, Lillian and Zander.
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.
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.