Fr. Stephen Okumu

Fr. Stephen Okumu

Eighth Pastor

2016-Present

Fr. Okumu was born and raised in Kenya. He is the 3rd in a family of 10 siblings.  After completing high school, he entered Seminary at St. Augustine in Kenya and studied two years of Philosophy. He then joined St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary and studied 4 years of Theology.
Fr. Okumu was ordained on July 26, 1986 at the age of 28 and ministered in Kenya for 12 years until 1996. Right after that, he came to the U.S. to pursue a graduate Licentiate Degree (Sacred Theology Licentiate) from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley California with the Area of Concentration in Social and Cultural Studies in 2001-2002.  His education continued at Berkeley and in 2006 he earned a Doctorate degree in Social and Cultural Studies (2002-2006).

  • 2007-Present: Came to Seattle Archdiocese as an extern Priest for the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret Kenya.
  • 2007-2008: Associate Priest at Holy Rosary Parish in Edmonds.
  • 2009-2012; Priest Administrator at St. Therese Parish in Seattle
  • 2012-2016: Pastor at St. Bridget Parish in Seattle