Fr. Jim has been pastor Saint Michael Parish since July 1, 1997. “It has been a great blessing to guide and shepherd this community as well as to mentor many newly ordained priests and seminarians. Ordained a priest May 17, 1975 with Maryknoll, I was blessed to serve in Tanzania, East Africa and later to form and educate Maryknoll seminarians before coming to the Northwest where God gave me another missionary call.”
“As the parochial vicar, I am appointed by the Archbishop to offer service in the pastoral ministry as a co-worker with the pastor. I am ordained to preach the Gospel and teach the Catholic Faith, support those within our parish in living the Catholic Life, and steward the Sacraments of the Church for the People of God, especially the Mass and Confession.”
Pastoral Assistant for Administration
As the Pastoral Assistant for Administration, Chris is responsible for assisting the pastor through the effective administration of the areas of finance, personnel, team development, facilities, stewardship, communication, public relations, strategic work, and resource development.
Steward for Faith Formation & F.A.I.T.H.
As the Steward for Faith Formation, Ann is blessed to oversee and support all SMP faith formation programs including Life Teen, EDGE, Small Faith Sharing Groups, Children’s Ministries, Sacramental Preparation, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and TNTT.
Administrative Assistant for Time, Talent & Treasure
As Administrative Assistant to Time, Talent & Treasure, Mona provides support to the Steward for that ministry as well as the Steward for Community Outreach. She maintains the parish database, to include ministry volunteers, talent pools and meet-up groups. As Safe Environment Coordinator, she ensures compliance with the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program requirements.
Steward for Christian Initiation and Matrimony
As the Steward for Christian Initiation and Matrimony, Andrew helps introduce people to Jesus Christ (through Alpha) and accompanies those who discern a call to become Catholic by means of an apprenticeship in the Christian life (catechumenate) and preparation for the sacraments (RCIA). He amisalso responsible for assisting couples as they prepare to be married in the Catholic Church.
Steward for Liturgical Ministries
As the Steward for Liturgical Ministries Michelle is responsible for assisting the pastor in the area of liturgy by coordinating the parish worship at two sites, developing and organizing plans which respond to the parish worship and prayer needs, overseeing the provision of quality liturgical seasonal celebrations and coordinating the work of the liturgy teams and committees as well as the work of the various liturgical ministers.
Catholic Cemetery Director