St. Katherine Mission

Kirkland, Washington

St. Katherine Mission

Founded 1998

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Missionary District


14216 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington 98034-1509


Office: 425-623 3653

Parish Contacts

15621 175th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Home: 425-623-3653

Lay Leadership

Ms. Emily Lorelli
Choir Director
Ms. Christine Alexandra Adam
Youth Director


From Interstate 405
From I-405, at exit 20B, take ramp right for N.E. 124th St. toward Totem Lake Blvd. Turn right onto NE 124th St. Bear left onto 132nd Ave NE / Slater Ave NE. The last intersection is NE 140th St. If you reach NE 142nd Pl, you’ve gone too far.  Please call for directions

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Great Vespers or Resurrectional Vigil.
Saturday Evening

9:15 AM Third and Sixth Hours; 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

7:00 PM Festal Vigil.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Calendar on the parish website.

Parish Background

Saint Katherine Orthodox Mission was established as a daughter of Seattle’s St. Spiridon Cathedral.  Our mission is to minister to all people of the Eastside, both Orthodox Christians and those interested in the Orthodox faith, regardless of ethnic or religious background.  For this reason, all services are in English, and we offer youth and adult education for Orthodox and those considering Orthodoxy.

Under Father Timothy Perry, services began in 1998 in the basement of Kirkland Congregational Church.  A few years later, we relocated to a historic American Legion Hall across from the Kirkland City Hall.  This building was our home for a dozen years.  During this time, the mission grew dramatically under the leadership of Father John Strickland.  In 2012, a year after the arrival of Father Barnabas Powell, our growth reached the point where St. Katherine’s had to relocate to a larger facility – the “Kingsgate Fellowship,” a former Protestant church which by God’s Grace we were able to purchase in November of 2016.

The membership of St. Katherine’s consists mostly of converts to the Orthodox faith.  We also have parishioners from Romanian and Slavic Orthodox backgrounds.  Our parish family continues to grow, year by year, guided by the conviction that the Orthodox Church, founded by Jesus Christ, offers true hope for our salvation and the salvation of the world.

We presently number some 45 families, with an average Sunday attendance of 120, including over 30 children.  This may be small by Protestant or Catholic standards, but is rather healthy for a community of the Orthodox Church in America (where intimate, close-knit communities are the norm).  We are constantly receiving new inquirers, eager to experience the doctrinal and liturgical stability of the ancient Christian faith.

In addition to our full worship cycle, three emphases of our parish life are fellowship, education and charity.  “Coffee Hour” always includes a full meal, and stretches long past an hour.  Inquirer’s classes and a Bible Study are offered weekly.  And each quarter, we do a hands-on, community service project, such as serving meals through the Salvation Army, or building homes with Project Mexico each summer.

Saint Katherine’s is more than a Sunday church.  It is a vibrant and growing family, committed to the mission of personal growth, and witness to the world.  Having finally acquired our building, our goal is to continue and expand that mission, both by beautifying our temple so that it resembles a foretaste of the Kingdom, and also by serving and bring healing to our broader community.