3939 SW 331st St
Federal Way, WA  98023.

(253) 838-5924 
(253) 838-0300 (fax)

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am - 3pm 
Fri-Sun Closed

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Linda DeMarce
Pastoral Coordinator
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Linda DeMarce was appointed to St. Theresa Parish by Archbishop Peter Sartain as the Lay Ecclesial Pastoral Coordinator in 2005 and is responsible for the overall leadership of St. Theresa Parish. Linda has been with St. Theresa Parish since November 1997; prior to her appointment as the Pastoral Coordinator, she served the parish as the Pastoral Assistant for Administration.

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Gilberto Mora-Tapia
Parish Priest
253-838-5924, extension #308

Fr. Gilberto joined our parish a few years ago; however, in July 2015 he was reassigned to minister at a cluster of parishes in the Centralia/Chehalis, WA area. He rejoined our parish in March 2016. Fr. Gilberto serves our Hispanic community and the Hispanic communities of St. Philomena Parish in Des Moines and St. Thomas Parish in Tukwila.

Fr Jay Bonete

Fr. Jay J. Bonete
Parish Priest
253-838-5924, extension #306

Fr. Jay began a three-year assignment at St. Theresa’s in July 2019. Fr. Jay was ordained June 29, 2009 in the Archdiocese of Capiz in the Philippines and served on staff at the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion – Roxas City as Head of Christian Formation and Chair of the Theology Department.

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Jim Fish

Deacon Jim was ordained on Oct. 27, 2012 by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, and assigned at St. Theresa's on May 2021. He enjoys gardening, bicycling on 30 – 60 mile trips, reading theology, and spending time with his wife Cindy Fish and grandchildren. He is also a fan of the Mariners, the Seahawks and the Gonzaga Men’s basketball team.



Alma Carrillo
Hispanic Ministry Coordinator

Alma is the liaison to the Pastoral Coordinator for the Hispanic programs and also coordinates Quinceanera and wedding preparations for the Hispanic community.

Jackie Licea
Administrative Assistant
253-838-5924, extension #301

Holli Neigel
Pastoral Assistant for Children's Faith Formation

Eduviges Munoz
Pastoral Assistant for Hispanic Children's Ministry
253-838-5924, extension #315

Luaifoa Paopao III
Youth Ministry

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Chelsea Bjorkman
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Frank Lewis

Frank Lewis
Pastoral Assistant for Music

Frank Lewis has been our Pastoral Assistant for Music at St. Theresa Parish since 1997.  Frank comes to our parish with a wealth of knowledge not only in the musical field, but in our liturgy area as well.  He is an accomplished Liturgist.  He oversees all areas of music for the parish.


Pam Stromberg

Pam Stromberg has been with St. Theresa Parish since 1999 as our Sunday Pianist/Organist. She also plays at the many weddings that we host at St. Theresa. Pam is definitely talented in her field plus a person with a great love for many types of music. She is always willing to play at our parish and we are truly lucky to have her on our staff.