The Rev. Richard C. Weyls


206-523-7476, extension 302

Father Rich was ordained into the Roman Catholic Church in 1993 in Ohio and has provided pastoral leadership and spiritual guidance to five congregations of various size, demographic constitution and location. Each parish experienced growth in membership, programming and outreach during his tenure. He has particular gifts with those experiencing poverty, addiction, mental illness and marginalization. He also delivers powerful and moving sermons using examples of pain and healing from his own life.

Father Rich took a discernment sabbatical in 2009 and decided at that time to leave parish ministry. He and his partner, Mark, moved to Seattle and began attending St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For the past seven years, Father Rich has been serving as chaplain and Manager for Palliative Care Services for the Swedish Health System. In this position he has honed his skills as pastoral counselor and leader and administrator. He was received into the Episcopal Church and endorsed for the specialized ministry of chaplaincy in 2010. In 2014 he was received as a priest into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Rickel. He has served as a non-stipendiary Priest Associate of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, is a speaker for the Planned Giving Ministry and a faculty member for the Community of Hope.

Father Rich and his partner Mark Magee live in Lynnwood and were married in a small ceremony at St. Mark’s Cathedral in August 2017. They have three children and four grandchildren.

His email is

For pastoral and building emergencies, Father Rich can be reached at 206-383-5600.