FATHER RICHARD KLEPAC, SOLT
Father 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.
SISTER MARY ELIZABETH ALBERS
Convent House Servant
Arriving at St. Alphonsus in August 2018, Sr. Mary Elizabeth has served in SOLT missions in Texas, North Dakota, and New Mexico. Originally from Kansas, she graduated from Benedictine College and served for two years as a lay missionary with SOLT in Belize, Central America, before entering the Sisters in 2006 and professing final vows in 2014. At St. Alphonsus, she will continue her work as vocation servant for the SOLT Sisters, along with being the aspirant formator and convent superior. Within the parish, she is delighted to be working with the youth group, helping out in the school office, and growing in relationship with the whole St. Alphonsus family.
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.
Music Coordinator & Organist
Andrew is a doctoral student of organ at the University of Washington under the tutelage of Dr. Carole Terry. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Andrew has arrived in Seattle via Greenville, SC where he completed his Bachelors in organ performance at Furman University, and South Bend, IN where he earned a Masters in Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame. An avid cyclist and hiker, he loves exploring the Northwest’s natural beauty and overwhelming opportunities for adventure. Andrew is honored to serve the St. Alphonsus community and blessed to be at the helm of the world-class Fritts-Richards organ.
4th generation St. Alphonsus family. Kevin enjoys theater, carpentry, and restoring vintage furniture finds. He is happy to steward the campus for generations to come.
Pastoral Assistant for Administration
Lizzy joined the St. Alphonsus team in 2011. 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. She is a parishioner at St. Luke Parish in Shoreline, with her husband and three children.