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Fr. Shane McKee SOLT


Assigned to St. Alphonsus in 2012, Father Shane arrived after serving for 7 years at St. Ann’s Indian Mission in Belcourt, North Dakota. He was born and raised in Portland, so he feels right at home here in the great Northwest!  Father Shane felt called to the priesthood after meeting Father Santan Pinto of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). He attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in Rome, Italy and received the Sacrament of the Holy Orders in 2007.

Lizzy Scholz

Pastoral Assistant for Administration 

Lizzy joined the St. Alphonsus team in 2011. Lizzy converted to Catholicism while at Gonzaga University, where she graduated in 2005. She spent the following year volunteering at a parish in Liverpool, England and then 4 years working in administration.

Currently, bulletin editing is being handled by Lizzy in the parish office, please email any bulletin items to  All submissions must be received no later than Wednesday at noon for that weekend’s bulletin.

Sr. Elisabeth Marks, SOLT

Parish Religious Ed & Liturgy Assistant 

Sister was assigned to St. Alphonsus in 2014.  She is a Franciscan University graduate and made her vows in the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity in 2006.  Her principal service in SOLT is in the admission process and the formation of new sisters.  Sister is currently the local superior or House Servant for the sisters’ Seattle community.

John Altenhofen
John Altenhofen
Facilities Supervisor

John has been a lifelong member of St. Alphonsus Parish. He attended St. Alphonsus Parish School, O’Dea High School, and then the University of Washington. Formerly working at Our Lady of the Lake Parish as an assistant to their Facilities Supervisor, he now enjoys serving the Church by working here at St. Alphonsus Parish.

Angela Petrucci

Pastoral Assistant for Music

Angela joined the St. Alphonsus team in 2012 and is excited to take our music program to new heights! She is in charge of coordinating all the music and choirs for Masses.

Matt Eisenhauer
Parish School Principal

Matt Eisenhauer received the Bachelors of Music Education in 1987, from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he served as Drum Major of the “Cornhusker” Marching Band.  He earned the Masters of Music from Central Washington University in 1991, National Board Teacher Certification in 2009, and Washington State Principal Certification in 2011.  Matt was a music teacher and band director for 24 years before moving into school administration.  He and his wife Julie enjoy playing golf together, attending theater and Seattle Mariners and Seahawks games.  They live in Bellevue, and have three children in college.