Contact Us

Church and office: 3939 SW 331st St, Federal Way, WA  98023. Directions to the church

(253) 838-5924 (phone)
(253) 838-0300 (fax)


Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10 AM-4PM,

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Linda 6 2017

Job Title: Pastoral Coordinator

Name: Linda DeMarce

Phone Number: 253-838-5924 Extension #307


Linda DeMarce is appointed to St. Theresa Parish by Archbishop Peter Sartain as the Lay Ecclesial Pastoral Coordinator and is responsible for the overall leadership of St. Theresa Parish.  Linda has been with St. Theresa Parish since November 1997.  She is entering into her eighth year as the Pastoral Coordinator of the parish.  Prior to her appointment as the Pastoral Coordinator, Linda served the parish as the Pastoral Assistant for Administration.


Fr Jean Pierre Kasonga

Job Title: Parochial Vicar

Name: Father Jean Pierre Kasonga

Phone Number: 253-838-5924 Extension #306


Fr. Jean Pierre Kasonga is assigned to St. Theresa Parish as the Parochial Vicar for the English community. He started his ministry here in July 2015. Fr. Jean Pierre served previously at St. Joseph Parish in Sequim, WA and Queen of Angels Parish in Port Angeles, WA. He was raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo as one of 12 children. In school he studied Latin, math, physics and philosophy. He taught for a few years before being ordained to the priesthood in 1996. He has been in the United States since 2010.


 Photo of Fr Gilberto Mora-Tapia

Job Title: Parochial Vicar

Name: Fr. Gilberto Mora-Tapia

Phone Number: 253-838-5924, extension #308


Fr. Gilberto join our parish a few years ago, however in July 2015 he was reassigned to minister at a cluster of parishes in the Centralia/Chehalis, WA area. He rejoined our parish in March 2016. Fr. Gilberto serves our Hispanic community and the Hispanic communities of St. Philomena Parish in Des Moines and St. Thomas Parish in Tukwila.


DeacTom 6 2017

Job Title: Deacon

Name: Tom O'Loughlin


Deacon Tom was ordained in 2012 and began his assignment at St. Theresa's Parish in November 2012. He and his wife Jennifer have three children. Tom spent several summers working as a director for CYO camps and worked as a youth minister in a few parishes. His main job, however is a junior high school teacher in Port Orchard.


 Dawn 6 2017

Job Title: Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation and Adult Education

Name: Dawn Sample

Phone Number: 253-838-5924 EXT #304


Dawn Sample is originally from the town of Placerville, CA in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range. She received her BA from the University of California-San Diego. After becoming Catholic as a young adult, she decided to pursue formal theological training and later received an MA in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. After finishing her theological studies, she moved to Montana to coordinate the religious education and campus ministry program at St. Labre Catholic Indian School, a school that serves students from the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes of southeastern Montana. She has been at St. Theresa's since 2013.


Job Title: Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry

Name: Matthew Bittle

Phone Number: 253-838-5924 Extension # 314



 Jose 6 2017

Job Title: Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

Name: Jose Ramirez

Phone Number: 253-838-5924, extension #315


 Jose came to St. Theresa's in August 2014. He has a wealth of experience in Hispanic Ministry and catechism from volunteering at St. Philomena's parish for many years.


 Photo of Chelsea Bjorkman

Job Title: Bookkeeper

Name: Chelsea Bjorkman

Phone Number: 253-838-5924, extension #309




 Isabel 6 2017

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Name: Isabel Soledad

Phone Number: 253-838-5924, extension #301


Isabel is our Administrative Assistant.  She has been a member of St. Theresa Parish since 2012 and part of the Staff since June 2015. Isabel was born in Mexico, she is bilingual in Spanish & English.  Previously to our church she was a parishioner at Holy Family in Seattle, there she was a volunteer since the age of 14, she participated in things like the choir, greeter and she help lead the Hispanic young and young adult ministries. 


Frank Lewis

Job Title: Pastoral Assistant for Music

Name: Frank Lewis

Phone Number: 253-838-5924

Frank Lewis has been our Pastoral Assistant for Music at St. Theresa Parish since 1997.  Frank comes to our parish with a wealth of knowledge not only in the musical field, but in our liturgy area as well.  He is an accomplished Liturgist.  He oversees all areas of music for the parish.



Job Title: Pianist/Organist

Name: Pam Stromberg


Pam Stromberg has been with St. Theresa Parish since 1999 as our Sunday Pianist/Organist. She also plays at the many weddings that we host at St. Theresa. Pam is definitely talented in her field plus a person with a great love for many types of music. She is always willing to play at our parish and we are truly lucky to have her on our staff.