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Brenda Bellamy  began attending St James Cathedral in 1993 for the Friday evening Taizé service while she was still active in the United Methodist Church.  She continued coming on Friday nights even as she became very active in the Mennonite Church.  Her pastor there, a Benedictine oblate, introduced her to a Mennonite-Catholic dialogue group.  In 2004, she began RCIA here at St James Cathedral and in June of that year was received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.  She then lived and volunteered with the Taizé Community in France for a year and a half.

When Brenda returned to Seattle in 2007, she joined the St James staff as a Weekday Sacristan and Liturgical Custodian – a position she held for six years.  In 2011, she joined the Faith Formation department where she currently works full-time.

Brenda holds degrees from Seattle Pacific University (BA Physics), the University of Washington (Master in Teaching) and Seattle University (Master in Pastoral Studies).  She is also a commissioned Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Brenda is an avid reader, a lover of languages, an urban bicyclist and a likes to play in the dirt.




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Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303