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The St. Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council honors Dan Payne

Dan Payne is one of 6 in the Payne Family. He has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Dan’s primary education was at St. Francis of Assisi School. He was considered the teacher’s pet as he was able to have the keys to get the mail and was allowed to push the recess button. Even at a young age, Dan was serving the community doing “behind the scenes” type of action. He graduated from Highline High School. Dan attended Bates Technical College in Tacoma for two years studying in the Audio visual field.

His mother, Nancy, modeled involvement in the community, always involved with the planning and setup for senior gatherings for the Parish. Dan was active in the young adult group for ages 18-35 enjoying camping, hiking and volleyball, and feels connected through friends from that group.

Father Wallace hired Dan as the School Janitor in 1988, and then in 1997 became the Facilities Manager working for both the school and parish. He worked for Fr. McCluskey, Fr. Lee, and Fr. Hayatsu. He works on anything that needs to be fixed, from the Bell Tower to the plumbing. He enjoys the variety of work and is glad to have new challenges every day.

Dan brings his talents to both our school and parish community. After taking the living your strengths class, Dan shared that his top five strengths are, Context, Restorative, Harmony, Developer, and Deliberate. “I like the harmony of taking care of the parish archival pictures in the archives room. I also enjoy helping out with the audio-visual aspect of the school Talent Show and the School Musical.”

Dan, we honor and recognize your incredible service, loyalty, and commitment to all of the community of St. Francis. We are grateful for your presence in our community, and for all that you do for each and every one of us. Thank you for your patience and kindness, and for showing us Christ in such a loving way. May God Bless and Keep You.
-- The St. Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council

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