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 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, Wednesday 9 AM - 3 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM


Need assistance with food or shelter? Please call the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 206-767-6449.


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Job Title: Pastoral Coordinator

Name: Linda DeMarce

Phone Number: 253-838-5924 Extension #307


Linda DeMarce was appointed to St. Theresa Parish by Archbishop Peter Sartain as the Lay Ecclesial Pastoral Coordinator in 2005 and is responsible for the overall leadership of St. Theresa Parish. Linda has been with St. Theresa Parish since November 1997; prior to her appointment as the Pastoral Coordinator, she served the parish as the Pastoral Assistant for Administration.


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Job Title: Parish Priest

Name: Fr. Gilberto Mora-Tapia

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


Fr. Gilberto joined 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.


 Fr Jay Bonete

Job Title: Parish Priest

Name: Fr. Jay J. Bonete

Phone Number: 253-838-5924, extension #306


Fr. Jay began a three-year assignment at St. Theresa’s in July 2019. Fr. Jay was ordained June 29, 2009 in the Archdiocese of Capiz in the Philippines and served on staff at the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion – Roxas City as Head of Christian Formation and Chair of the Theology Department.


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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.


Job Title: Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

Name: Alma Carrillo

Phone Number: 253-838-5924


Alma is the liaison to the Pastoral Coordinator for the Hispanic programs and also coordinates Quinceanera and wedding preparations for the Hispanic community.


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Job Title: Pastoral Assistant for Adult RCIA and Youth Confirmation

Name: Matthew Bittle

Phone Number: 253-838-5924 Extension # 314




Job Title: Pastoral Assistant for Children's Faith Formation

Name: Holli Neigel

Phone Number: 253-838-5924




Job Title: Pastoral Assistant for Hispanic Children's Ministry

Name: Eduviges Munoz

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



Job Title: Youth Ministry

Name: Luaifoa Paopao III

Phone Number: 253-838-5924



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Job Title: Bookkeeper

Name: Chelsea Bjorkman

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




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.


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