Hi there! My name is Father Jacob Maurer. I am a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle, currently assigned to Saint Mark parish in Shoreline, Washington. This is my personal blog, where I post reflections, reviews, or random thoughts – usually on an irregular basis! Views expressed here are my own.
I was ordained on June 13th, 2009 by Archbishop Brunett. Since then, I have served as a parochial vicar in the Tacoma cluster of parishes (2009-2010), parochial vicar at Saint Michael’s in Olympia (2010-2011), priest administrator and later pastor of Holy Rosary & Saint Joseph in Tacoma (2011-2015), and the Lewis county cluster of parishes (2015-2019).
Although I’ve lived here the majority of my life, I’m not originally from Washington. I was born in Minnesota, but only lived there briefly before my father’s military career took us around the United States and to a few stations out of the country before finally landing in the Pacific Northwest. A few years later, I entered seminary. I attended Saint John’s Seminary College for my undergraduate studies and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary for graduate studies.
In addition to my priestly ministry – which I love! – I’m an avid science fiction & fantasy fan, a relatively newcomer to the anime scene, and very much invested in exploring technology & games (video & tabletop). In addition to this website, you can find me on Twitter (@fathermaurer) and in Reddit – particularly the r/AskAPriest subreddit.