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

Theresa Wright was born on September 8, 1970 at Scott AFB, Illinois. Her family moved every couple of years while her father was active duty in the U.S. Air Force, living in Japan, Washington, Colorado, Algeria, Madrid, and London to name a few. She attended college at the University of Texas in El Paso where in 1994 she received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. Following graduation she moved to Dallas, Texas where she would hold various procurement and supply chain positions in the Technology, Telecommunications, Hazardous Waste Management and Construction Access/Scaffolding industries. She and her husband Jonathan moved to Central Park, WA in 2015 to be closer to her parents and she began working at the Grays Harbor Catholic regional office in 2018 as the Pastoral Assistant for Administration. In October 2022, Archbishop Etienne appointed her to Pastoral Coordinator for the Parishes and Missions of Grays Harbor County.

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 Thomas
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Navy Kumar Thomas

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.

Fr. Marcos Villanueva

Fr. Marcos Villanueva
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Marcos Villanueva

Fr. Marcos was born on September 19, 1970 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He is a Diocesan priest from the Diocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He is the 10th of 16 siblings. He entered the minor seminary in 1990 and began received his major seminary training between 1996 and 2006. During his education, he spend a year in Dallas, Texas studying English at Holy Trinity Seminary and two years in San Antonio, Texas studying theology at the Seminary of the Assumption. He was ordained on June 4, 2006 in Guadalajara.

His Appointments have included:
2006-2009 - Parish of Magdalena, Jalisco
2009-2011 - Parish priest of Our Lady of Refuge
2011-2014 - Parish priest of San Jose
2014-2016 - Mission sin Cuba, in the Diocese of Matanzas
2016-2019 - Pastor of San Francisco de Asis in Juchipila, Zacatecas
2019-2022 - Mission in the Diocese of Los Angeles, CA
2022-2023 - Pastor of Nuestra Sra. Refugio de Pecadores, in the Diocese of Gudalajara

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