FATHER ALOYSIUS SSENSAMBA
Father Aloysius Ssensamba, also known as Father Luigi, is from the Archdiocese of Kampala – Uganda. He was born and raised in Uganda in a large peasant family of 8 siblings. He was ordained a priest at Rubaga Cathedral Church in Uganda at 29 years old. After additional studies in Rome, graduating with an M.A. and PhD in Sacramentology, and serving at parishes and universities, he came to the Archdiocese of Seattle in 2016, and was assigned to St. Alphonsus in 2022.
ANDREW KOCH, BM, MSM, DMA
Music Coordinator & Organist
Andrew has served as the organist at St. Alphonsus since 2017 and director of music since 2020. He holds degrees from Furman University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Washington. In addition to his work as a liturgical musician St. Alphonsus, Andrew serves as director of music at Emmanuel Anglican, teaches piano with Cascade Piano Studio, and maintains a private organ studio. Andrew is also active as a performing organist, giving recitals across the country including in his native Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Tacoma. An avid climber, cyclist, and mountaineer, when not teaching or making music, Andrew can typically be found on an adventure in the mountains of Washington.
Brad’s family was raised in North Beach until he was 9, and as a child he attended St. Alphonsus and has wonderful memories here because it was his first experience attending mass. He currently lives in Edmonds and is a member of Holy Rosary where he also serves as a Knight. He has two adult children who were both baptized here at St. Al’s and his girlfriend works at St. Elizabeth Anne Seton in Bothell. He loves the NW and enjoys spending time fishing, crabbing, and boating in the Puget Sound. He is grateful for the opportunity to provide his services to you, your family, and our Church!
Nick Padrnos began his career in Catholic education as a 5th grade teacher on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Most recently he’s taught high school social studies and theology in Seattle. Nick obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, his Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame as part of the Alliance for Catholic Education program, and his Principal Certificate from Seattle University. As an educator, he views the world through the lens faith and reason and is passionate about helping students find God in all things. Outside of school, Nick enjoys flyfishing, rollerblading, podcasting, reading Lord of the Rings, and hiking 14ers in his native Colorado.
Pastoral Assistant for Administration
Lizzy is a Pacific NW native and has been serving at St. Alphonsus for over 10 years. She converted to Catholicism while at Gonzaga University. Prior to working at St. Alphonsus Lizzy spent a year volunteering at a parish in Liverpool, England and then 4 years working in administration at a printing company. Outside of her work at St. Alphonsus you can find her spending time with her husband and three young children, watching soccer, playing board games, cooking and living out her faith at her local parish.