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Suzanne Lee joined the cathedral staff in September 2010.
Suzanne was born in El Paso, Texas, the fourth of ten children, all of whom arrived at the doorstep of their bewildered parents within the span of ten years. In the high desert of the Southwest, she enjoyed dry heat, sunshine 365 days a year, and flaming sunsets over the majestic purple Rockies.
In the early 70s, she attended the University of San Francisco, where she fell under the influence of Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, the distinguished Catholic Church historian, who famously challenged  American Catholics to a higher standard of intellectual life and to more active participation in in the public square. After college she worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide to a member of Congress before returning to California, where she earned a Masters in English literature at UCLA.
Suzanne and her husband, Brian Lynch, moved to Seattle 1983. They have four children, Barney, Siobhan, John and Maria.
While raising her family, Suzanne served in various Catholic ministries. She was a case manager for the Pregnancy Support Program of Catholic Community Services (CCS) of King County, and later directed CCS advocacy efforts throughout Western Washington. At the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Suzanne edited the quarterly journal, A Matter of Spirit. Most recently, she served as Pastoral Assistant for Outreach at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Seattle.
To recharge her batteries, Suzanne loves to read dead authors, tend her rose garden, cycle along the water, and hang out with her new grandchildren, Tom, Lily, and Cecilia.



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