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).
2Works with Fr. Jack and other parish staff in the coordination and support of a variety of parish ministries, including RCIA 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.
Fun Facts: 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 Coordinator
206-935-0358, ext. 113
Marion coordinates the Pastoral Care needs of the parish. She has a counseling background and also works half time as a director of a pre-school in Normandy Park. She is married and has a daughter who graduated from Guadalupe school.
Baptism & Youth Confirmation Coordinator
Jennifer is responsible for preparation, coordination and supporting families considering the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for their child/children. Along with the wonderful volunteers in this ministry, Jennifer welcomes and partners with families as they prepare and celebrate these Sacraments of Initiation. These programs aim to develop and support the parents/guardians as the primary teachers and examples of the faith to their children.
Jennifer is married with children, enjoys visual arts, crafts and traveling. She is a wanna-be-reformed-foodie. Originally from Hawaii, but now loving West Seattle.
4Jennifer helps support and create parish service, advocacy, education and social justice efforts. She also acts as a parish liaison to the larger West Seattle community, forging creative partnerships where the gifts, talents, time, and space of the parish can be offered as resources to the neighborhood. Masters in Pastoral Studies from Seattle U’s School of Theology and Ministry. Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Minister for the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Fun Facts: Jennifer married her wonderful husband Pete is 2009 and they happily welcomed their first son, Lucas Raymond, in 2011. Jennifer enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, dancing, knitting, movies, photography and spending time with her friends and family. She also loves speaking Spanish but needs practice to keep it fresh!
206-935-0358, ext. 114
Overall bookkeeping responsibilities including coordinating parishioner contributions, oversight of electronic funds transfer (EFT), and recording parishioner donations for tax purposes.
Fun Facts: 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!
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.