Pastoral Council

Woodcut carving of St. FrancisThe Pastoral Council meets on the second Thursday, of each month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

If you have a topic that you wish to discuss with Fr. Hayatsu or a member of the council, please write to or call the Parish Office at (206) 242-4575.

The Pastoral Council is made up of members from our faith community who serve the parish in a ministry of leadership and are committed to the life of the parish. This governing body seeks to build, strengthen, and nourish faith.  It serves as a model of Christian community and leadership to the rest of the parish family, empowering its members and the members of the parish community to contribute to and take ownership of the life of the parish. It is a ministry of assessing and studying our parish needs and setting direction. The Pastoral Council is committed to fostering communication among all members of the parish.  

At all times, we strive to include into the decision-making process those who will be affected by an action.  After prayerful study and open discussion, this body advises and affirms and endorses policy decisions regarding the welfare of the whole faith community.

Pastoral Council Members:

Council leadership consists of fourteen (14) parish individuals.  The following individuals currently serving on the board:

Fr. Dick Hayatsu
Fr. Richard
Judy Jensen
Judy Jensen,
Vice Chairperson
Joan Feil
Joan Feil,
Maria Balsiger
Maria Balsiger,
Michael Lauinger
Michael Lauinger, Executive Committee
Mary Ann Treichel
Mary Ann Treichel, Executive Committee
Paula Allegretto
Paula Allegretto
Sarah Beaty-VanDeMark
Sarah Beaty-
Ken Devos
Ken Devos
Mario Recinos
Mario Recinos
Terry Boyle
Terry Boyle
Marilyn Sherry
Marilyn Sherry
Bob Kelly
Bob Kelly



Pastoral Council Meetings:

The Pastoral Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.   The meetings are open to all St. Francis of Assisi Parishioners.  If you have a topic that you wish to discuss with Fr. Hayatsu or a member of the council, please write to or call the Parish Office at (206) 242-4575.


Meeting Minutes:

January 2018 meeting minutes

October 2017 meeting minutes

September 2017 meeting minutes

June 2017 meeting minutes

May 2017 meeting minutes

April 2017 meeting minutes

February 2017 meeting minutes

January 2017 meeting minutes

November 2016 meeting minutes

October 2016 meeting minutes







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Pastoral Council Mission Statement

Our mission is to continue to do what Jesus did when he walked on the earth:

to proclaim and teach the Good News of God's saving love for all people
to establish a prayerful community of believers; and
to serve the needs of others, thereby witnessing to the reality of God's saving love.

Because of our Baptism, each of us is called to carry forward this threefold mission of Jesus within our parish, our community, and our world.

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