St. Francis church in the snow in February

The St. Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council Honors Rick & Laurie Fleehart

Rick & Laurie Fleehart
Laurie grew up in the Hillcrest area, attending St Francis until 6th grade, then the Highline Schools. After receiving her education degree from Western, she returned to the Highline District as a substitute teacher for 30 years. Rick was raised in Bellevue, and met Laurie at Western; they married at St. Francis in 1980, and moved here in 1981. Rick is a web developer for Boeing, and converted to Catholicism in 1991; Laurie grew up Catholic.

They have 2 children: Karen lives in Montana with her husband and three children; and Greg lives in the Greenlake area with his wife and are expecting their first child in July.

Laurie taught Sunday school for years and met many other parishioners through the babysitting co-op at 10am mass. Both Karen & Greg attended Sunday School, received the sacraments, and were active in the youth group, as were both Rick and Laurie. Yearly, the youth group attended a migrant farm week in Lynden to watch migrant children as part of the High School faith formation. Both Rick and Laurie worked on the Baptism team for many years, both continue serving as Eucharistic Ministers, and Laurie is actively involved with the High School Confirmation program. They made the trip to our sister parish in El Salvador in 2002, and have continued with their love and support for the past 11 years. They participate in the Family to Family program which helps the children in our Sister Parish continue their education. Rick helped design the parish website 10 years ago, and has been working on it, joyfully, ever since.

Laurie & Rick show us the values of engagement and feel deeply for our parish family.
They feel that the engagement prayer perfectly describes their feelings and commitment to our parish family.

From all of us, thank you for providing the true spirit of God with a loving and giving heart.

God Bless and Thank You
-- St Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council

 

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