Our Leadership

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Our Leadership

Archbishop Paul Etienne

Archdiocese of Seattle

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne was born to a large Catholic family in Tell City, Indiana. He is one of six children and has two brothers who are Catholic priests, as well as sister who is a Benedictine nun.

Archbishop Etienne studied at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky; the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota; and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he earned a Licentiate of Spiritual Theology in 1995.

On June 27, 1992, he was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, where he served as pastor of several parishes, vocation director and vice-rector of the Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary.

On October 19, 2009, Archbishop Etienne was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne by Pope Benedict XVI. He served there until October 4, 2016, when he was appointed Archbishop of Anchorage by Pope Francis.  He was appointed Archbishop of Seattle on September 3, 2019 after serving as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle from June 7, 2019.

You can read more from Archbishop Etienne on his blog: www.archbishopetienne.com.

Bishop Joseph J. Tyson

Diocese of Yakima

Bishop Joseph Tyson was born on October 16 in Moses Lake, Washington and at an early age moved to Seattle with his family.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 1989.  His degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Eastern European Studies as well as Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington, a Masters in International Relations from the University of Washington, a Masters of Divinity from the Catholic University of America, and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from St. Martin’s University in Lacey. 

In 2005, he was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle and named Vicar General.  From 2008-2011, he served as Superintendent of Catholic Schools. He was installed as Bishop of Yakima in 2011and currently serves as a member of the USCCB’s Committee for Cultural Diversity and Communications Committee, and Chair of the USCCB’s Catholic Communications Campaign and Pastoral Care for Migrants, Refugees and Travelers.

Bishop Thomas A. Daly

Diocese of Spokane

Bishop Thomas Daly was born on April 30, 1960, in San Francisco. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco in 1982; a master of divinity from St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California, in 1987; and a master of education degree from Boston College in 1996. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1987. 

Pope Benedict XVI named him auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Jose on March 16, 2011. He was ordained a bishop May 25, 2011.

Pope Francis named him the seventh Bishop of Spokane on March 12, 2015.  Bishop Daly was installed on May 20, 2015 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane.  

Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S.

Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle

Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S. is a native of Monterrey, Mexico.

He received a bachelor's degree in theology and a canon law degree from the Gregorian University in Rome. In 1984, he was ordained a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, a religious congregation of men consecrated to God for the service of the Church, who provide spiritual direction for priests and consecrated religious.

He was assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bothell, Washington in the year 2000 to provide ministry to the growing Hispanic community in Western Washington upon the request of Archbishop Alex Brunett. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle by Pope Benedict XVI on May 12, 2005 and was ordained by Archbishop Brunett on June 6, 2005.

Bishop Elizondo is the first Hispanic bishop in Seattle. He is appointed Vicar General, Vicar for Hispanic Ministries and Vicar for Vocations of the Archdiocese.

Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg

Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle

Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg was born in Okarche, Oklahoma, April 15, 1962, and was formerly a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Oklahoma State University in 1984, studied pre-theology at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana and earned degrees in theology and biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Ordained a priest July 14, 1989, in Tulsa, at Holy Family Cathedral, he served as pastor of three parishes in Tulsa, held several diocesan leadership positions and was a faculty member of the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle by Pope Francis on April 6, 2017, and was ordained by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain on May 31, 2017.

Board of Directors

Seattle

Dcn. Scott Aikin
Deacon
St. Joseph Parish, Vancouver

Ms. Mirya Muñoz-Roach
Executive Director 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Seattle/King County

Mr. Matt Miller
Director, Government Affairs
CHI Franciscan, Tacoma

Spokane

Fr. Matthew Nicks
Pastor of Assumption
St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick Parishes, Walla Walla


President
Walla Walla Catholic Schools


Mrs. Katie Rieckers

Director of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Spokane

Mr. Paul Machtolf
Spiritual Advisor
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Spokane

Yakima

Mr. Ricardo Garcia
President
Community Advisory Board KDNA Radio, Yakima


Msgr. Robert Siler
Episcopal Vicar and Chancellor
Diocese of Yakima

Ms. Darlene Darnell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities Central Washington

Our Team

Mario Villanueva

Executive Director

Mario leads advocacy efforts and represents the bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane, and the Diocese of Yakima on public policy matters. He brings a wealth of experience, including as state director of the USDA Rural Development Program and in various leadership positions at Catholic Charities of Central Washington.

To reach Mario, email mario.villanueva@WACatholics.org

Adrienne Corpuz Joyce

Director of Policy and Communication

Adrienne Joyce is a former U.S. Air Force officer and has a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.  She has experience on a variety of domestic policy issues, and is active in parish social ministry.

Email Adrienne at adrienne.joyce@WACatholics.org.

Tracey Yackley

Executive Assistant

Tracey’s passion for pro-life and social justice issues, as well as Catholic education, enhance her ability to provide high level administrative and logistical support to our WSCC team.

Email Tracey at tracey.yackley@WACatholics.org.