Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S. is a native of Monterrey, Mexico.
He received a bachelor's degree in theology and a canon law degree from the
Gregorian University in Rome. In 1984, he was ordained a priest of the
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, a religious congregation of men consecrated
to God for the service of the Church, who provide spiritual direction for
priests and consecrated religious.
He was assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bothell, Washington in
the year 2000 to provide ministry to the growing Hispanic community in Western
Washington upon the request of Archbishop Alex Brunett. He was appointed Auxiliary
Bishop of Seattle by Pope Benedict XVI on May 12, 2005 and was ordained by
Archbishop Brunett on June 6, 2005.
Bishop Elizondo is the first Hispanic bishop in Seattle. He is appointed
Vicar General ,Vicar for Hispanic Ministries and Vicar for Vocations of the
Bishop Tyson was born in Moses Lake, Washington in 1957 and raised in Seattle, where he graduated from St. Alphonsus Elementary School in the Ballard neighborhood.
He graduated from Bishop Blanchet High school in 1975 and attended the University of Washington where he earned undergraduate degrees in Russian and Eastern European Area Studies and editorial journalism in 1980. He completed his master’s degree in International Relations at the Jackson School of International Studies in 1984. In 1989, he received his masters in divinity at the Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Bishop Tyson served as Pastor of St. Edward, St. George and St. Paul Parishes located in South Seattle in 1996, where he served until his ordination as Auxiliary Bishop in June, 2005. Archbishop Brunett has appointed him Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Seattle and Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools.