The Rev. Jonathan Pucik
As Vicar, Jonathan serves as the priest and pastor of GMEC, leading the parish community in worship, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. Originally from the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, Jonathan is passionate about nurturing scriptural imaginations, care for creation, Christian spirituality, social justice, and reconciliation.
A Baptist by upbringing, Jonathan was drawn to the Episcopal Church for its ability to hold treasured aspects of both catholic and protestant expressions of Christianity and its commitment to reconciling practices in the midst of conflict. Before pursuing ordained ministry, Jonathan served as a school-based mental health case manager in Northeast Arkansas for three years. During his discernment for the priesthood, he moved to Seattle, Washington where he served as a port chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers as a member of the Seattle Service Corps, a Christian intentional community committed to service, social justice, and deepening spiritual practices.
Jonathan earned a Master in Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a husband and "dog dad", a garden newbie, a hiker and runner, and a (very) amateur folk musician.
With an extensive background in church music, David plays the organ and directs the choir for GMEC. In addition to his role as organist, David is an active member of the parish community in various roles including serving on the Vestry and Altar Guild.