Parish Staff

James 'Kevin' Lovejoy

Pastoral Coordinator
253-383-2783, ext. 4104

Fr. Tom Lamanna, S.J.

Parish Priest
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Fr. Jerry Graham, S.J.

Parish Priest
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Fr. John Fuchs, S.J.

Parish Priest
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Bill Eckert

Deacon
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Michelle Carpenter

Parish & School Bookkeeper
253-383-2783, ext. 4103

Mary Leverson

Administrative Assistant & Bulletin Editor
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Christy Johnson

Development Director for the Parish & School
253-383-2783, ext. 4118

Laura Dougherty

Pastoral Assistant for Funerals, Liturgy & Pastoral Care
253-383-2783, ext. 4109

Amy Waller

Pastoral Assistant for Baptism & atrium Leader
253-383-2783, ext. 4113

Kim Ward

Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
253-383-2783, ext. 4108

Sandra Kuharic

Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization & Engagement
253-383-2783, ext. 4116

Joe Skillman

Youth Confirmation Leader
253-383-2783

Eugene Lao

Information & Technology Director for the Parish & School
253-383-2783, ext. 4111

Heather Maher

Assistant Development Director for the School
253-383-2783 ext. 4106

Anna Skillman

Youth Confirmation Leader
253-383-2783

Gaylon Adams

Facilities Coordinator
253-383-2783

Kathy Johns

Atrium Leader
253-383-2783, ext. 4112

Bob McKamey

Pastoral Assistant for Music
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Catherine Greene

Pastoral Assistant for Music
253-383-2783, ext. 4100

Allison Verhofstadt

Pastoral Assistant Youth Ministry
253-383-2783

Parish Priest Bios

Father John Fuchs, S.J.

Father John Fuchs, S.J.

Father John Fuchs, S.J

Fr. John Fuchs, S.J., was born in Tacoma, Washington, and grew up living three blocks from Saint Patrick Catholic Church.  He attended St. Patrick Catholic School all eight years and was educated and disciplined by the Dominican sisters.  Sister Anthony, who is still a member of the parish community, drafted him into being an altar boy in the fifth grade.  He attended Bellarmine High School for four years, where he was brainwashed by the Jesuits and then entered the Jesuit Novitiate after graduation.

He was ordained in 1975.  His first assignment was at St. Ignatius Church in Portland, Oregon.  Then he was assigned as the assistant Novice Director of the Jesuit Novitiate.  After that he received a counseling degree at Boston College and worked in the counseling department and Gonzaga University.  Next he was appointed Novice Director of the Jesuit Novitiate for seven years.  Following that he was appointed Pastor at St. Leo Church for nine years.  Then he was the Spiritual Formation Director at the Palisades Retreat Center for six years and Superior of the Bellarmine Jesuit Community for nine years.  Now he helps with the spiritual formation of the Bellarmine faculty and staff, offers spiritual direction for individuals, directs the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and ministers to the sacramental needs of the Archdiocese, such as at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.

Father Jerry Graham, S.J.

Father Jerry Graham, S.J.Father Jerry Graham, S. J.

Jerry Graham, S. J. is a Jesuit priest and poet. At the age of 35 he converted to Catholicism and joined the Society of Jesus three years later in 1989. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. His work has been in parishes and Ignatian spirituality. In his spare time, he has been working on a Christian epic poem: Ah Dante! Another Inferno. Before moving to the Bellarmine Jesuit Community in Tacoma, he served as chaplain for the Gonzaga in Florence study abroad program in Florence, Italy.

Father Jim Harbaugh, S.J.

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Father Jim Harbaugh, S.J.

Father Jim Harbaugh, S.J., was born and raised in St. Louis.  He attended a Jesuit high school then, St. Louis University before entering the Jesuit Order in 1963.

He taught for many years at the Jesuit high schools and universities in Denver, Seattle and Tacoma.  He first subjects taught were English and Humanities. He has a doctorate in the Victorian Novel from the University of Chicago.

He has been active in addiction recovery since 1983 teaching Addictions counseling. He has been a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and has been otherwise active in working with addictions, especially 12 Step Retreats. .

He has been a member of the Oregon Province since 1991. He has worked in parishes since 2002, most recently at St. Leo’s Parish, Tacoma, from 2008 through 2015.

He is the author of two books on the 12 Steps, including A Twelve Step Approach to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

He currently lives at Orton Hall at Bellarmine Preparatory High School, in a Jesuit community, with a street cat named Leontyne whom he adopted while serving a St. Leo’s.

Father Jim will serve as a parish priest at Saint Patrick Catholic Church while Father Tom Lamanna, S.J. attends General Congregation 36 (GC36) in Rome, Italy, as the delegate of the Oregon Province along with our Provincial, Father Scott Santarosa, S.J. from September 2016 to mid-November 2016.

Father Tom Lamanna, S.J.

Father Tom Lamanna, S.J.

He was born and raised in Spokane and graduated from both Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga U.  He entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1986 and professed first vows two years later.  He was missioned to St. Michael’s Institute at Gonzaga U for philosophy studies and Gonzaga Prep for his regency.  He did his theology studies in Boston and was ordained in 1997.  Then returned to Gonzaga Prep for his first assignment and was there through December of 2001.  He made his tertianship in Alaska and after tertianship he was missioned to work at the Jesuit Novitiate in Portland Oregon.  He was Socius to the Novice Director for two years and then was Novice Director 2004-2013, the last two years in Culver City California at the combined novitiate for the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus.  The second semester of the 2013-14 school year he began teaching at Bellarmine Prep and became superior of the Jesuit community in the summer of 2014.

He served on numerous boards of directors; L’Arche Spokane, Bellarmine Prep, Gonzaga Prep, the Jesuit Spirituality Center (Portland), SEEL Portland.  Besides his experience in secondary education and has been a spiritual director in both SEEL Spokane and SEEL Portland, as well as given Ignatian Spirituality training to the directors of SEEL Portland.  He helped facilitate board retreats for the Secondary and Middle School Commission of the Oregon Province and St. Andrew’s Nativity School.  He has provided retreats and faculty and staff formation for St. Andrew’s Nativity School, Seattle Prep, Jesuit High School, Bellarmine Prep, and St. John’s High School.