Pastoral Staff

The pastoral staff can be contacted at the regional parish offices located in Aberdeen:

306 E. Third Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Phone: 360-532-8300
Fax: 360-538-9987


Theresa Wright, Regional Pastoral Coordinator

Theresa Wright
Regional Pastoral Coordinator

Theresa Wright

Fr. Jaya Kumar Embeti

Fr. Jaya Kumar Embeti
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Jaya Kumar Embeti

Fr. Jaya Kumar was born December 1, 1980, in Chinthareddy Palem, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India. He has served as a diocesan priest in the diocese of Nellore, India.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Master of Arts degree in Literature (Shakespeare), a Master of Social Work, and a Diploma in Carnatic Music in Kali Khavari College of Fine Arts in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. He studied philosophy at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Kondadaba, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India and theology at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad, in Telangana, India. He was ordained on April 28, 2011.

His appointments have included:
2011-2012 – Assistant Pastor in Tripuranthakam Parish
2012-2014 – Musical Studies (Carnatic Music in South Indian style)
2014-2017 – Pastor to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hanumanthunipadu Parish
2017-2018 – Language Course in German
2018 – Ministry in St. Stephen’s the Martyr Church, in USA

Fr. Navy Kumar

Fr. Navy Kumar
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Navy Kumar

Fr. Navy Kumar was born on January 1st, 1970 in Bitragunta parish, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, South India. He is a Diocesan priest, belongs to the Diocese of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, South India. After His philosophy and Theological studies, he was ordained as a Priest on April 24th, 1998.

His Appointments have included:
1998-1999 - Assistant Pastor in Darsi parish under Jesuit priest
1999-2000 - Pastor of Darsi parish
2000-2001 - Diploma in Mariology at National Shrine, India
2001-2002 - Pastor of Doravarisathram mission
2002-2003 - Pastor of Maramreddypalli
2003-2004 - Procurator of the Diocese of Nellore.
2004-2008 - Parochial Vicar in the Diocese of Scranton, PA
2008-2010 - Pastor of C S Puram parish
2010-2017 - Pastor of St. Josephs Cathedral, Diocese of Nellore
2017-2022 - Pastor of Thallapalem

On April 24, 2023, Fr. Navy will complete 25 years as a Priest in the Service of God and His people.

Pastoral Staff

Theresa WrightRegional Pastoral Coordinator
Stephanie WeakleyAdministrative Assistant
Gloria BlackmanAdministrative Assistant – St. Joseph/St. John
Leticia MezaReceptionist & Bulletin Editor
Perla EstradaHispanic Ministry
Jacob Hayden Liturgy and Religious Education
Bonnie GilovichR.C.I.A. Director
Jeannine BramstedtHomebound Ministry
Karin CianiPrison Ministry