Advisory Bodies

Advisory Bodies

Various advisory bodies assist and advise our pastor and staff in the overall management of the parish and school.  There are two councils and seven commissions, as described below.

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the pastor to provide vision, goals, and priorities for the parish. The members are selected through an application process.

Chair: Blair Renshaw
Vice Chair: Angelina Benedetti
Members: Claudia Dickinson, Dang Nguyen, Tue Thanh Nguyen, Pat Okoye, Ephrain Velasco
Recording Secretary: Sharon Fox
To contact the Pastoral Council, please email the secretary at so your message can be shared with the members.

Finance Council

The basic purpose of the St. Anthony Finance Council is to operate as a consultative body which provides the pastor with advice concerning the stewardship of parish fiscal resources.

Chair: Joey Cantor
Vice Chair: Kimberly Searing
Members: Carianne Meyers, Greg Michler, Pete Williams, Laurie Wu

Faith Formation Commission

The faith formation team at St. Anthony Parish is called to offer educational and spiritual opportunities that guide and support members of this community in a life long, transforming relationship with Jesus and one another.

The team acts as an advisory group to the Faith Formation staff and makes recommendations to the Pastor. It is open to all interested in education of the whole person and the whole family. We ask for a 3-year commitment. We meet on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call Micie DelosReyes (425) 277-6201.

Hispanic Commission

This is an advisory body to the pastor regarding issues relating to Hispánic ministry. It is also a vehicle of communication between English and Spanish speaking communities of the parish. For more information call (425) 255-3132.

Vietnamese Commission

The Vietnamese Commission is a group of St. Anthony parishioners of Vietnamese descent who are committed to supporting and encouraging our brothers and sisters in faith to serve God and one another through St. Anthony’s mission as an engaged church. For more information, please contact Sr.  Maria Phuong Dinh at (425) 277-6242, or e-mail

School Commission

The overall purpose of the School Commission is to advise and support the pastor and principal as they form policy and direct the ongoing development of the school. Commission members advise school leadership in the areas of mission statement development, long-range planning, policy, budget matters and public relations. Members must have a genuine interest in Catholic Education and are active in his or her parish.