Senior Staff Chaplains
The Rev Sarah Monroe, Founder and Priest in Charge
Sarah founded Chaplains on the Harbor in 2013. She was ordained to the priesthood on April 23, 2014 and serves as priest and missioner with COH. She works in both Aberdeen and Westport, focusing on pastoral care and street outreach, leadership development, worship, and community building.
Sarah graduated from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA with a Master’s of Divinity in 2013. She worked with immigrant communities in Episcopal churches in King County, WA and with Ecclesia Ministries, doing street ministry on the Boston Commons. Her undergraduate background is in economics and trauma psychology.
In her teens, she grew up on a small farm and ran a small business in the Wynoochee Valley and is closely connected with the harbor and its culture. She loves hiking in the woods and beaches of the peninsula, archery, and gardening.
Aaron Scott, Chaplain and Organizer
Aaron Scott joined the staff of Chaplains on the Harbor in January of 2015. He currently serves as Chaplains on the Harbor’s lay catechist, supporting leadership development for our work in Westport and Aberdeen. Aaron is also our in-house translator, media/communications lead, and itinerant preacher. He received his M.A. in New Testament Studies and Roman Empire from Union Theological Seminary in 2009. His undergraduate background is in Spanish, political economy, and liberation theology.
Since 2009, Aaron has been a member of the Poverty Scholars Network through the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice. He has helped to organize leadership schools, strategic dialogues, and develop curriculum for low-income community and religious leaders throughout the country in this capacity. He has also worked in youth and Latino ministries in The Episcopal Church, and works a second job in the field of Medicaid research.
Aaron was born and raised in Upstate New York and moved west with his seminary sweetheart, an Episcopal priest in Seattle. He loves diners, dive bars, and listening to top 40 radio.
The Rev Bonnie Campbell, Chaplain
The Reverend Bonnie Campbell is from Indiana originally and migrated to Western Washington in late 1974 with her partner, Jim, and small son. After living in the Greater Seattle area for 19 years, she moved to Pacific County and then to Grays Harbor County in 2005. Bonnie has been a priest in the Episcopal Church since November 1, 2008 serving the congregation of St Mark in Montesano. In her free time, she has volunteered for Chaplains on the Harbor since its beginning, she recently retired from volunteering for Beyond Survival Grays Harbor Sexual Assault Resource Center, and has been an active volunteer since 2005 and now board chair for Camp Victory for Children. She also has served on various commissions and committees for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.
Bonnie enjoys meeting all sorts of people whether on the street, sitting in the pews, or in the county jail. She also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and providing pastoral care for Chaplains congregants, staff and volunteers.
Mashyla Buckmaster, Chaplain and Westport Manager
My name is Mashyla Buckmaster. I’m 30 years old. I’m a single mother of a beautiful two year old daughter. I’ve been sober for three years. I met Sarah and Aaron when I was still in active addiction. They both saved mine and my daughter’s life by helping me stay sober and giving me a job so I can support my daughter. The highlight of my year has been being able to connect with people whose story is similar to mine and supporting them on their path.
Rachel McKee, Farm Manager
I grew up farming in Longview, WA and have traveled the country and internationally expanding my agricultural skills. Humanitarian projects have always been close to my heart and I am immensely excited to be joining Chaplains on the Harbor.