Staff BIO

Holy Innocents Staff

Rev. Jim Johnson

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Fr. Johnson was born in Seattle and grew up in Olympia.  He graduated from the University of Washington and received graduate degrees in theology from Mundelein Seminary.   Before going off to seminary, he served as the sacristan at St. James Cathedral. He has a strong interest in liturgy and ofter serves as a Master of Ceremonies at major Archdiocesan liturgies.  Prior to becoming pastor of Holy Innocents in Duvall and St. Jude in Redmond he served 12 years as pastor of Our Lady of Fatima in Seattle.


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!


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.


Sabrina Parnell

Pastoral Assistant for Parish Life
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Sabrina provides coordination of all parish life events such as the annual parish picnic and Bingo, and receptions for Christmas, Easter; Our Lady of Guadalupe and confirmation.


Martha Benshoff

Bookkeeper (Interim)


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.