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.


School Principal

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.

Facilities Supervisor

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 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 and living out her faith at her local parish.