Danáe M. Ashley

The Rev. Danae Ashley is an Episcopal priest and marriage and family therapist who has ministered with parishes in North Carolina, New York, and Minnesota, and serves as the associate rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Seattle, and as a therapist at Soul Spa Seattle. Danae uses art, music, drama, poetry, and movement in counseling, spiritual direction, and creation of ritual. She also joined The Episcopal Church’s CREDO Faculty in 2022, living into another aspect of her call of supporting clergy across the church. Her favorite past times include reading, traveling, tending Alvie’s Memorial Garden, keeping up with their adopted pit bull mix Cooper, dancing with wild abandon to Celtic music, and serious karaoke. You can learn more about her work at

Sermons and Bible Studies

Pointing to God, Easter 4 (C) – 2022

May 08, 2022

[RCL]: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 Have any of you heard of the game Marco Polo?  Not the app – that is something different. This game can […]

Power, Epiphany 7 (C) – 2022

February 20, 2022

[RCL] Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50; Luke 6:27-38 Once upon a time, two children were playing with toy figures. One had a comic book superhero and […]

Blocks, Proper 23 (B) – 2021

October 10, 2021

[RCL] Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31 Peek-a-boo! [Cover eyes with hands and then remove them as you say the words if you wish] Have you ever […]

Will You Follow?, 2 Christmas – 2021

January 03, 2021

[RCL] Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84 or 84:1-8; Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a; Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 or Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 2:1-12 There is a traditional Italian story about an old woman named La Befana […]

Seeds and Soil, Pentecost 6 (A) – July 12, 2020

July 12, 2020

[RCL]: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Let us begin with an invocation of the Holy Spirit by John Henry Newman: Come, O Holy Spirit.Come as Holy Fire […]

Extravagant Love, Monday in Holy Week – 2020

April 06, 2020

[RCL]: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11 Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain, wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; love lives again, […]

The Unexpected, Advent 3 (A) – December 15, 2019

December 15, 2019

[RCL]: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:4-9 or Canticle 15; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 “Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us…” begins our collect for today. […]

Fine Print, Proper 18 (C) – 2019

September 09, 2019

[RCL]: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 Imagine you are scrolling through your favorite social media site or looking at an article and you see an advertisement […]

Trusting Jesus, Epiphany 5 (C) – 2019

February 10, 2019

From September of 2003 through April of 2005, the television show Joan of Arcadia introduced viewers to a teenage girl named Joan, but with a twist: Joan’s character is loosely […]

Journey Through Grief, Proper 28 (B) – 2018

November 18, 2018

In a church much like this one, a woman stays behind in the pews after the service. She is sitting at the back, off to the side, so no one […]

Bread, Law, and Spirit, Proper 4 (B) – 2018

June 03, 2018

“During the bombing raids of World War II, thousands of children were orphaned and left to starve. The fortunate ones were rescued and placed in refugee camps where they received […]

Love in Translation, Christ the King (A) – 2017

November 26, 2017

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the season after Pentecost is coming to a close. It is the longest season of the church year, marking […]

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