Sheila Conolly - Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation
I am happy to be working on the St. John Parish staff this year in faith formation. Over the years, our family has been involved in the parish and school with our kids. I have taught theology over the past 33 years at Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Preparatory School, and a grade school in Woodburn, Oregon. My favorite activity is being with people.
Dani D'Amelio - PA for Administration
Steven d'Amelio - Facilities Manager
I went to St Pius X in Mount Lake Terrace and Blanchet High School. I have lived in Seattle most of my life, aside from 3 years on Maui. I have two wonderful kids. I am an avid reader and spend as much time in the Mountains/Ocean as I can. I would always rather be by the water. I come from a big family and see many of them often. I have a twenty year history in Construction Services and Management. I have owned and operated a Painting company, a Landscaping Company and been an Insulation estimator. I consider it an honor to work with such dedicated staff and teachers. The children are a joy to be around.
Toni Fortunato - Choir Director and Musician
Toni has been with the 10:30 choir at St. John's since 1986, first as a vocalist and guitar player and later becoming the co-director for the choir. She is also a middle school counselor in the Federal Way School District for the past 24 years. She considers it a true blessing to be able to worship the Lord in song with many of her closest friends. When she isn't involved with her career or church liturgy she enjoy traveling, gardening, friends, and life with her husband and their two basset hounds.
Margaret Golliver - Bookkeeper
Margaret spent her childhood at St. Johns and is happy to return as a bookkeeper for the Parish.She recently finished a two- year accounting degree from SCC.Margaret is currently a member of Christ the King Parish where she helps her husband Guy run the Bite of Broadview. Her two children currently attend Bishop Blanchet.
Sean Laverty - Maintenance
Sean’s ministry with the Catholic Church began with his many years as an altar boy. He even had to memorize the responses in Latin! Our wonderful community is one of the reasons why Sean has been part of our maintenance department for 29+ years. We are also lucky that Sean only lives 2 and ½ blocks from St John although he might not always think that is a good thing.
Josie McDonell - Musician
Twi McDonell - Choir Director and Musician
Twi McDonell is new, but familiar, to the St. John's community. She and her husband, Angus, played with the 10:30 a.m. choir in the 90s until their university studies took them to Evanston, IL. They have been back in the Seattle area for the last 2 years and their daughter, Josie, accompanies the 5pm and 8:30 a.m. masses. Their son, Lawrence is a junior at Bishop Blanchet High School where Twi is on the faculty. On off hours, Twi enjoys music making, dinners with family & friends, and skiing (preferably downhill!).
Sheila Marty - Administrative Assistant
I have been a member of St John Parish for 22 years, my children Sean and Laura attended St John School and I worked on the school auction for 6 years. I have worked as an Interior Designer, Floral Designer, full time Mother and volunteer. Now I am blessed to work part time in the Parish office as an administrative assistant. When I’m not at St John I like to be active in our beautiful Pacific NW and be creative in my craft room.
Father Crispin Okoth
Father Crispin was ordained on August 25, 1990 for the Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya. He came to the United States in 2003 and came to St John in July of 2008. In his spare time he likes to read, watch movies and also travel whenever possible. For his full bio click here.
Evie Pinkerman - Administrative Assistant
My husband and I moved to Seattle from Kettle Falls, WA in 1998. I was blessed to find St. John’s in 2000 and have been here ever since. I started volunteering with the money counters and helping Terry Warrick in the office which turned in to a full time position in the Parish office. I love St. John’s and I love my job.
Ryan Roach - Maintenance
Starting in 1990 and ending 1998, Ryan worked in a supporting role for the maintenance department and completed special projects and needs as assigned by the school administration. In 1998 he began working in the Extended Day Care program full time while continuing a support role for the parish in maintenance, until 2009 when he transferred over to maintenance for a full time position. Ryan attended St. John School, playing all CYO sports and graduated in 1988 with the citizenship award. He went on to Blanchet High School, graduated in 1992, then enrolled at North Seattle Community College and earned an Associate of Arts Degree. In his free time he retreats to his house in Central Washington to relax and enjoy the outdoor sports with his family and improve his outdoor photography hobby. Ryan is a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and can be seen filling in as a usher when needed.
Julia Rudden - Director of Sacramental Preparation
I am thrilled to be working as Director of Sacramental Preparation here at St John Parish. I received my BA from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and my JD from Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, also in Portland. I've been a member of St John Parish for 11 years, serving as a lector for 10 years, and involved with the First Communion Program for 5 years. I've volunteered in many capacities in the parish and school. My husband Tim and I have been blessed with three children-two daughters and a late coming son--our eldest is in high school at Lakeside School, our younger daughter in middle school here at St John School, and our son will join the preschool this fall. When not working or wrangling children, I love to quilt, sew, read and write short stories, and take long road trips to interesting places.
Joseph Tancioco - Choir Director and Musician
Joseph has been part of the St. John community since 1992. He is one of the co-directors of the 10:30 choir, as well as Coordinator/Certification Programs Manager in the Office of Catholic Faith Formation at the Archdiocese of Seattle. Outside of Church ministry, Joseph works in musical theatre in the Seattle area as actor, music director, orchestrator, and keyboardist.
Laura Thornquist - Cantor
Laura is an alumna of both St. John (2004) and Holy Names Academy (2008) and is delighted to be singing again at St. John as a cantor. She currently attends medical school at the University of Washington and is thinking of becoming a family physician. Her other hobbies include cooking, knitting and crochet, and bargain hunting with her mom, Michele.
Mary Wiseman - Development Director