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Fr. Richard Klepac, SOLT

Fr Richard arrived at St. Alphonsus July 1, 2017 after serving for 6 years as an Associate Pastor for Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit.  Prior assignments include SOLT missions in Belize and Phoenix, AZ. He was ordained on the 24th of June 2006 after 4 years of study at the Pontifical College of St. Thomas Aquinas.  He likes most sports but football and golf are among his favorites.  Other hobbies include learning guitar, cooking, reading a good book on spirituality, watching DIY shows or movies that contain thought provoking themes and walking in God’s creation.  

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.

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.