Pastor, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bremerton, WA
Father Derek Lappe is currently the pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Bremerton, Washington.
Born in 1972, the second of five children, Father Lappe spent most of his growing up years in Longview, Washington and attended St. Rose de Viterbo parish. He discovered his vocation to the priesthood when he was a sophomore in High School. Through prayer and study his love for the Christ and the Church grew and helped him to say yes to God’s plan for his life.
After High School Father Lappe went to community college for a couple of years before being accepted as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Seattle and entered Mount Angel Seminary. In 1996, Archbishop Murphy sent him to Rome to study Theology. He was ordained June 10, 2000.
After his ordination, Father Lappe served as an associate pastor in Grays Harbor for one year, at St. Charles in Tacoma for one year, as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas in Camas for six years, and is now working on his first year as pastor of Star of the Sea.
He loves his life as a priest and the people whom he serves. On his days off he likes salmon and steelhead fishing along with archery and elk hunting.
Contact Fr. Lappe
Mail: 1513 6th St., Bremerton, WA 98337
Phone: (360) 479-3777