Staff

Fr. Patrick Sherrard

FrPatrick@stcatherineparish.net or (206) 524-8800, ext. 101

Fr. Patrick was born in Seattle and raised in Covington, WA.  He attended Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in English Literature and a secondary education teaching certificate.  At WWU he was introduced to the Catholic faith through campus ministry and was called to convert to Catholicism.  After teaching middle school for a brief period, he entered seminary and attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Sartain at St. James Cathedral in June, 2016.  After ordination, he spent a year as a parochial vicar at St. Mary Magdalen parish in Everett, and another year as a parochial vicar at St. Paul, St. Edward, St George and St. Peter parishes in south Seattle.

Fr. Patrick is an avid golfer and loves to explore different courses.  He is a dedicated, lifelong Mariner fan, and has spent hours reading about the history of the game as a boy. He also cheers on the Seahawks and Seattle Thunderbirds. Especially in the winter months he enjoys chess, backgammon and cribbage, is interested in movies and books, and loves Mexican food.

 

Mark Adrian

Pastorial Assistant for Liturgy and Music
MarkAdrian@stcatherineparish.net
(206) 524-8800, ext. 104

Mark Adrian has been involved in the Greater Seattle choral music community since 1981. He earned his BA in Music from the University of Washington, studying with renowned conductors Abraham Kaplan, Geoffrey Boers, Peter Eros, and Rodney Eichenberger. He has since gone on to complete graduate coursework for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, specializing in choral conducting.

Equally at home in everything from Broadway musicals to the most contemporary choral compositions, Mark has most recently served as guest conductor of the Bainbridge Chorale, interim conductor of the Seattle Women’s Ensemble, and artistic director/conductor of Sacred Music Chorale. Through the years he has led music programs at several Seattle Catholic churches: St. Bernadette, St. Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and St. Benedict. Along with his church and conducting responsibilities, Mark maintains a private studio for voice, piano, theory, and conducting students.

Among the organizations in which he is active are the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, Conductor’s Guild, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and American Guild of Organists.

Lauren Bergesen
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation
FaithFormation@stcatherineparish.net 
(206) 524-8800, ext 105

Lauren was born and raised in southern California.  She majored in history at the University of Santa Barbara, California, and then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Church History from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California in 2007. Additionally, she earned a Master Catechist Certification from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2014. 

After completing graduate school Lauren became a Youth Minister and Confirmation Director, ministering to Jr. High and High School students for 6 years. Switching from Parish work, she took a position at a Catholic school where she worked for 4 years as the religion teacher for the 1st and 3rd grade students, the aide in the 1st grade classroom, and the director of the after-school program.

Her husband’s new job with Amazon brought them up to Seattle in 2017, and together with their little boy they’ve been enjoying exploring the Pacific NW!  The warmth and spirit of the St. Catherine community drew them into the Parish shortly after they arrived in Seattle. Lauren is very happy to have found a new home and a new ministry here at St. Catherine Parish, working with such wonderful children and families!

Mariah Dickerson

Youth Ministry Director, North Seattle Catholic Youth (Grade 6-12)
www.nseattlecatholicyouth.org
mariah@stbens.net 
206.488.5970

Mariah is from Reno, Nevada. Mariah converted to the Catholic faith when she was sixteen years old. Mariah is currently a senior at Seattle University, and is majoring in Theology and Religious Studies with a Christian Theology minor.   

Mariah loves hiking with family and friends, reading, writing, drinking coffee and tea, God, and studying Theology. Mariah's favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:4-7! Mariah strives to help the youth of the Church, and a passion for this comes from her conversion as a teenager. As Pope Francis said in his homily at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama: "You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God." Mariah hopes to help youth find their role as being the now of the Church and become saints!   
 
 

Rachel LaRoche
Bookkeeper
Bookkeeper@stcatherineparish.net
(206) 524-8800, ext 102

Rachel comes to St. Catherine's with a vast knowledge of non-profit bookkeeping, having spent her career in the field. She is a lifetime Seattleite, being raised on Queen Anne Hill, and currently living in Victory Heights where she and her husband raised their daughter.  They were married at St. Catherine's.  Rachel recently completed a class in Faith Based Accounting at Seattle University.

Carolyn Foster
Pastoral Assistant for Administration
CarolynFoster@stcatherineparish.net
(206) 524-8800, ext 103

Franci Ries
Custodian/Maintenance
Messages:  (206) 524-8800

Shannon Carr

Event Coordinator (Funerals, Coffee Hour, events in Hall)
events@stcatherineparish.net 
Messages: (206) 524-8800

 

 

 

 

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