Faith Formation & Evangelization Commission


The Faith Formation and Evangelization Commission is the consultative body in the parish that assists the pastor/pastoral leader in assuring that the parish offers faith formation for all in the parish and in reaching out to others with the Good News.

Faith Formation Options

The Faith Formation options in the parish include:

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages preschool-middle school
  • Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
  • Preparation for baptism of infants and children
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
  • Junior High Ministry
  • High school Confirmation program
  • High school summer service project in Eastern Washington
  • Adult Faith Formation Series: three presentations (in November, February, and May) on a topic chosen each year
  • Day of Reflection, sponsored by the Wise Ones, in Advent and in Lent
  • Weekly small group/neighborhood gatherings during Advent and Lent

Current Members

The Commission members are:

  • Victoria Ries, Chair
  • Gary Edwards
  • Tom Hesselbrock
  • Bernard Koontz
  • Nicole St. Hilaire

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this Commission, in attending a meeting, or if you have suggestions for possible programs, please contact Victoria Ries at

For more information on our children’s program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and for
preparation for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation, contact Nicole St. Hilaire at

For more information on programs for junior high, contact Bernard Koontz at

For information on Baptism of infants, children, and adults, Confirmation, and Marriage, contact Victoria Ries at