Holy Innocents Staff

Rev. Jim Johnson

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Father Johnson was ordained in the year 2000 and may be the only priest in the Archdiocese who grew up in St. James Cathedral Parish in Seattle. He has a strong interest in liturgy and has often served as Master of Ceremonies for Ordinations and other Archdiocesan liturgies. Prior to leading our parish, Father Johnson was the pastor at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in the Magnolia area of Seattle and Priest Moderator for St. Anne Parish on Queen Anne Hill. Father Johnson presides at Mass at Holy Innocents on the last Sunday of the month.

Rev. Bill Heric

Parochial Vicar
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Father Bill is the parochial Vicar assigned to serve Holy Innocents Church. He celebrates Mass three Sundays a month at Holy Innocents and one Sunday at St. Jude Church. He also celebrates the Wednesday evening Mass and Holy Days. During the week, Fr. Heric serves as chaplain at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, WA.

Deacon Mirek Sztanjo

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Deacon Mirek joined the Holy Innocents parish with his wife Anna in 2009, he was ordained as a Catholic Deacon in 2012. Deacon Mirek grew up in Poland, and moved to Germany after martial law was declared in 1983. In 1996, he moved to the US with his two children Eva and Michael. A fun fact about Deacon Mirek: he’s earned a Doctorate in Astrophysics!

Gail Dimock

Pastoral Associate
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Gail is the Pastoral Life Coordinator. She administers the parish on a day-to-day basis and works with Frs. Johnson and Heric in providing pastoral care to the parish.  She grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and lives in Carnation with her husband, Laurence.  She came to Holy Innocents in 1992.

Debby Weidner

Pastoral Associate for Evangelization and Formation
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Debby is the Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization and Formation here at the parish. Debby, along with the Pastoral Ministry Team, assist in the area of Welcome to New Parishioners; Infant and children’s Baptism Preparation; Children’s Sacramental Preparation and all programs from Pre School through adult that support individuals in learning and growing deeper in their faith.

Norita Barroga-Hulett

Music Director
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Norita started in the music ministry in 1985 when her family relocated to the Pacific NW from Milwaukee, WI. Prior to arriving at Holy Innocents, she was an accompanist at St. John the Evangelist in Seattle for 8 years, then moved to St. Luke in Shoreline in 1996, starting as a cantor, then accompanist, and then full time Music Director.

Jane Pattinson


Jane is our parish bookkeeper.

Tilly McBride

Tilly works in the nursery on Sundays. She is assisted by teen helpers.