Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Michael Seiler
Michael comes to our church from the Parish of St. Matthew in Pacific Palisades, where he served for fifteen years.
While administering St. Matthew’s parish activities and supervising the church’s lay staff, Michael also worked closely with the headmaster and trustees of St. Matthew’s Parish School.
In an earlier assignment, Michael was curate at St. Mark’s Church in Philadelphia. There he planned and taught a program of adult Christian education and spiritual formation in addition to his liturgical and pastoral care duties which included directing a team of lay ministers at a local nursing home.
Recently, Michael has completed two programs that prepare him for interim ministry in the Episcopal Church; Interim Ministry Network Training, “The Work of the Minister,” and Interim Ministry Network Training, “The Work of the Congregation.”
He completed Godly Play teacher training in 2010, the Stillpoint Center for Christian Spirituality three-year spiritual directors training program in 2005, and served on the Los Angeles diocese Commission on Christian education in 2005.
Michael was a member of the board of directors of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at the University of Southern California from 2002 to 2006 and completed “The Bible and the Land of Jesus,” a two-week course at St. George’s College, Jerusalem in 1994.
Michael is a member of The Fellowship of Saint John, The Society of St. John the Evangelist.
He holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School a certificate in Anglican Studies, from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude Pepperdine University.
Michael is a member of The Fellowship of Saint John (The Society of St. John the Evangelist). He holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School.
Dr. Ray Urwin
Minister of Music
To say Dr. Ray Urwin is an accomplished musician is like saying Chopin was a pretty good pianist.
Dr. Urwin earned his Doctorate in Music at Yale University. He is an organist, pianist and harpsichord player, as well as a singer. He is a contributing composer to the 1982 Hymnal of the Episcopal Church, and has compsed other pieces of music commissioned by churches across the country.
In addition to playing the organ or piano at 10:00 or 9:00 AM worship each Sunday, he conducts the choir from September to June, and teaches the Sunday School students about music once a month. He has also begun playing once a month at 8:00 AM worship. He is still much in demand as a performer at venues and worship centers around Southern California.
Director of Christian Education
Susan Caldwell has taken Christian Education at Saint Michael & All Angels to the next level.
Susan Caldwell has a Master of Arts in Education from Concordia University, Irvine. She has both her Single and Mutliple Subject California Teaching Credentials. She sepnt several years in Australia, where she was a religious instruction teacher for the Council for Christian Education for Schools.
At Saint Michael & All Angels she has overseen the implementation of "Godly Play," a curriculum for elementary age children, and has helped launch new programs for middle school and high school students. She has developed an innovative Vacation Bible School program over the past four years. She is also in charge of acolytes, and oversees the nursery care.