JOB TITLE: Pastor
Pastor of our community since 2019; Graduated from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois with a Masters of Divinity, and was ordained to the ministerial priesthood by Archbishop Alex Brunett on Saturday, 13 th June 1998.
Favorite pastimes include reading, going to the movies or the theater, trying out new restaurants—and revisiting restaurants I’ve enjoyed—doing iconography (“image writing”), getting exercise, travelling and watching sports. Football and soccer are my favorites, but I also enjoy basketball, baseball, rugby, and curling (an Irish sport that gracefully combines elements of hockey, lacrosse and assault with a deadly weapon).
I work with Fr. Kevin and other parish staff in the coordination and support of a variety of parish ministries, including RCIA, Baptisms, and adult faith formation, liturgy, children and family faith formation, website support, and whatever else the Pastor asks me to do! M.Div. from Seattle University, Certification in the Mastery of the Catechism; Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Minister for the Archdiocese.
Mom of two wonderful children, Peter and Becky; teaches cycling and water aerobic classes at the WS YMCA; loves to go to movies, garden, bike, read, camp, hike, and going for daily walks with my two dogs; also a big Mariner fan!
Pastoral Care Ministry
206-935-0358, ext. 120
Pastoral Assistant for Young Families and Middle School Youth Ministry
Sarah is a life-long Catholic who has been involved in lay ministry dating back to her school days. She has been involved in college and high school campus ministry for many years, including teaching religion at Bellarmine Preparatory in Tacoma. Most recently she was a catechist for middle school confirmation at St. James Cathedral. Her degree from Scripps College is in Religious Studies.
She is also a mother to five school-aged children and considers herself most passionate about welcoming young people and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through the Church.
I am a huge soccer fan, especially the Sounders.
I love to bake (and eat) cookies.
I love to take walks. My favorite walk is the loop around Seward Park.
I think Mt. Rainier/Tahoma is the most beautiful part of God’s creation
Pastoral Assistant for Children and Family Faith Formation
206-935-0358, ext. 113
Molly Berger grew up and lived in Yakima until six years ago when she and her husband, Rick, moved to Seattle to be closer to family. They have two married children and four grandchildren who are, of course, the most wonderful anywhere. Molly has had a career in education, teaching English Language Arts at Carroll High School and then in the East Valley School District in Yakima. She then worked as a program coordinator and teacher trainer at ESD 105 in Yakima and OSPI in Olympia. She has a Masters in Education and is Nationally Board Certified in Teaching Language Arts.
Molly began her work in faith formation when she was 19, teaching 4th graders. Over the years she also volunteered teaching faith formation classes from preschool to 12th grade. At Carroll High School she taught sophomore and junior religion classes.
I enjoy reading, hiking, kayaking, baking, and photography but mostly playing with grandchildren.
I have an eclectic taste in music from smooth jazz to classic rock.
Pastoral Assistant for Social Outreach
206-935-0358, ext. 104
Works with parishioners and parish staff in the coordination and support of a variety of parish outreach ministries, including the Life, Peace & Justice Commission, Day of Service, Care for Creation, Safe Parking, H.E.A.R.T., Multicultural, Immigrant & Refugee Support Ministries. Serves as the parish liaison for our Outreach Partners and affiliated groups in support of people in need in our community and abroad.
I love brisk early morning walks, jamming to music at midday and coffee after dinners.
Happiest outdoors enjoying a forest, a mountain, or a beach.
Everyone has a story, and I’d love to hear yours!
Pastoral Assistant for Administration
206-935-0358 ext. 101
206-935-0358, ext. 118
Overall bookkeeping responsibilities including coordinating parishioner contributions, oversight of electronic funds transfer (EFT), and recording parishioner donations for tax purposes.
Graduate of Washington State University (Go Cougs!); mother of two; have been affiliated in different ways with Our Lady of Guadalupe for 20 years; loves to garden and is a big Seahawks fan!
206-935-0358, ext. 112
206-935-0358, ext. 111
JOB TITLE: Safe Environment Coordinator; Bulletin Editor
Make sure all Safe Environment paperwork is current and up-to-date within the parish and with the Archdiocese; also prepare the weekly parish bulletin.
I love music (sing in our parish choir!), old movies, knitting and crocheting, and spending time with family.
Parish Office Coordinator
206-935-0358, ext. 114
Provides administrative services in support of the parish and its activities. The Parish Office Coordinator sets the tone of a welcoming and caring parish for visitors and callers and will also be responsible for efficient and effective office operations supporting parish ministries.
I love being wife to Eric and mom to Samuel.
I love to sing, knit and sew!