Staff and Clergy

Ministry Support Circle
Rev. Diane Ramerman

Diane was ordained in 2012 to be a local priest serving Christ Church. Her primary ministry areas are pastoral care, liturgy and music, and administration. She is presently the Mt. Baker Region’s clergy representative to the Diocesan Council. Raised in Greenwich, CT, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University, and Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. Diane practiced law in Seattle, in civil matters and as family law mediator.

Diane and her husband Dale (lay member of the Circle) have a blended family ofsix adult children and thirteen grandchildren. Diane’s work as mentor for Education for Ministry (EfM) provided the foundation for her interest and participation in Total Common Ministry. Diane completed pastoral ministry classes at Seattle U and through Community of Hope International, and clinical training at St. Joseph’s, Bellingham, and serves as an on call volunteer chaplain at Island Hospital. Setting aside years of small boat cruising and kayaking, her sabbath activities now include long walks, gardening, and time with family.

Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson was ordained to the permanent diaconate in April 2013. A graduate of the University of Colorado (BA) and Auburn University (MPS), he is a retired colonel in the US Air Force, with thirty years’ experience in flight operations and executive positions at worldwide locations ranging from the Pentagon to US Embassies in Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands.

With a long history of community service in the United States, England and The Netherlands, Eric founded and directed the effort to establish the Anacortes Family Center, which provides emergency and transitional housing for the homeless. He serves on the Diocese of Olympia’s Commission for Ministry and served two terms on the Anacortes City Council. He and his wife, Lynette, have two children: Shelly, who resides in Alabama, and Erik, who lives in Colorado.

June Cook

Having been born and raised a Missouri Lutheran in rural Minnesota, June was very comfortable transferring to the Episcopal Church when she married a priest in 1974. They were both Air Force officers, and she retired in 1992 with 22 years of service. She has a BA degree in history from the University of Illinois and an MA in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Christ Church has been June’s church home for over 20 years, and she’s served on the Bishop’s Committee, the Altar Guild, and other committees and groups. Her experience as both People’s Warden and Senior Warden introduced her to the finer points of congregational leadership.

In 2018 June was commissioned a lay member in Total Common Ministry (TCM) and has a special designation license as Pastoral Leader. Her primary focus is administration and pastoral care.

Diane Canington

Diane is drawn toward missions that advance the needs of the dispossessed and those in need of a confidential and empathetic ear. Born in Glendale, California, she attended colleges in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, where she majored in journalism and minored in art. Most of her career was spent working in libraries; on bookmobiles in low-income neighborhoods, producing an in-house newsletter, and developing a home-delivery service for shut-ins.

Diane has two daughters, five granddaughters and four great grandchildren, — two boys and two girls.

Assistant Priest
Rev. Brian Lennstrom

Raised in Longview, Washington, Reverend Lennstrom’s education includes a B.A. in English from the University of Washington and a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, which molded his faith with its academic rigor, its commitment to sound theology, and its emphasis on spirituality.

Brian and his wife Becky have a large family: seven children (four married) and three grandchildren. Currently serving as an assistant priest at Christ Church, he also works full time as a product management consultant for the Boeing Company. His hobbies include music, gardening and wrangling the two family dogs.

Office Administrator

Marcy Perschbacher

(360) 293-5790

Office Hours
Wednesday: 10am-3pm, Parish Hall Church Office
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-4pm, via phone, email, & Zoom

Bishop’s Committee: 

  • Senior Warden: Maggie Collinge
  • People’s Warden: Judith Render
  • Sexton: Sol Kohlhaas
  • Maegan Barrett
  • Don Bergner
  • Carleton Manning
  • Melissa Simonsen