Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 8:51 PM
The dispensation from attending Holy Day of Obligation is now lifted. WELCOME BACK OUR FAITHFUL BROTHERS AND SISTERS! We will continue to mask up and keep you safe.
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Parish Staff

Stephen Okumu
Father Okumu was born in Kenya, the 3rd child of 10.  He was ordained to the priesthood on July 26, 1986.  Father has a Licentiate Degree from Berkeley.  He was an Associate Priest at Holy Rosary in Edmonds, a Priest Administrator at St. Therese in Seattle and a Pastor at St. Bridget in Seattle before coming to St. Thomas More as Pastor.

Kathleen Daspit

Kathleen Daspit has been an educator for more than 15 years in both private and public school. She has worked with students from preschool through graduate school in areas of language arts, social studies, geography, research, technology, lesson planning, assessment, and more.  
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in history at California Baptist University, her Masters in Teaching at Seattle Pacific University, and is currently working to complete her doctorate in educational leadership. When she is not working, Kathleen is usually playing the ukulele, painting, reading, baking, and spending time with her husband.


Pastoral Assistant for Administration/Bookkeeper
Ed dosRemedios

P.A. for Parish Engagement & Involvement
Violeta Juzon
I joined the parish staff in March of 2008. My family and I have been registered parishioners at St. Thomas More since 1998. Manny and I have been married for 35 + years and have 3 children.  In my free time, I love spending time with my family, biking and/or hiking with Manny.  My passion is studying scriptures and dancing hula with my Hula Ohana.

Administrative Assistant
Cathy Bellande
I've worked here at St. Thomas More Church for over 10 years.  My family and I are registered parishioners at St. Thomas More. I have been married for 25 +years and have 2 children.
When not at work, I, and my family like to go to the movies or
bowling and I like to go to the gym.

Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation
Sharon Guerrero
I started working at the Parish in 2008. My family and I have been parishioners here since 2005.  I've been married to my best friend for 20 + years and have 3 wonderful children. I'm a sunshine person and love the outdoors including running my Alaskan malamute, Sierra.


Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry
Kelly Orozco

Maintenance Supervisor
Gary Dawes

  Pastoral Assistant for Music
  Debbie DeMiero

After singing and playing piano for the 8am Mass for 8 years, I became the music director in April of this year. I have a BA in Piano Performance and in Piano Pedagogy, and a MA in Music with a piano performance emphasis. My husband Vince and I have been married for 32 + years, and have 4 children and 3 grandsons, including twins who are one year old. I enjoy accompanying the Seattle Children’s Chorus and the SnoKing Chorale, teaching at Edmonds Community College and teaching piano privately.





Fadia Kassab




Parish Staff Responsibilities                     
Father Okumu
House Blessing 
Anointing    (If it’s an urgent call about a death, or anointing the sick and/or dying and Father is not available, Please send the request to CATHY)


School Principal
School Questions  


Ed Dos Remedios
Bookkeeping/ Bills 

Accounts Payable/Receivable
School Tuition questions or Concerns



 Children's Faith Formation(Registration)
Children’s Liturgy
Baptisms (Registration)

1st Eucharist Preparation

1St Reconciliation Preparation
Vacation Bible School 



Confirmation Preparation 

Youth Formation

Jr and Senior High Programs
Life Teen Mass
Mission Trip for Teens
Altar Serving Ministry


Marriage Prep/Wedding Coordinator
Marriage Preparation & Planning 
Request for Certificates (Baptismal, Confirmation, Marriage)


Website/Parish App
Scripture Study
Parish Events
to Volunteer




Credit Card Payment, Checks
Tax Statement

Donation or Pledges

Documents Requests
Bulletin Requests
Room Schedule /Renting
Parish Registration or Change Info

Funeral Luncheon
Funeral Preparation  (If it’s an urgent call about a death, or anointing the sick and/or dying and Father is not available, Please send the request to CATHY)

Prayers of the Faithful for Weekend Mass   

Facility Questions



Mass Intentions for daily Mass  
Anointing/Pastoral Care Requests