The Rev. Stephen Garratt

Priest Associate

Fr. Stephen Garratt has lived in the Lake City area of Seattle area since the early 1960s after his family moved here from the Midwest. He is a graduate from the University of Washington. His ordination to the diaconate was in 1980. Then, his ordination as a priest was in 1981 while serving as the curate at St. Barnabas Parish on Bainbridge Island. Later, Fr. Garratt was the Assistant to the Rector at St. Stephen’s Parish in Seattle and part-time assistant at Christ Church in the University District and the Canterbury Chaplain to the University of Washington. In 1995, he became the rector of Christ Church and worked in that capacity his 2012 retirement. Since retirement, he served at Trinity Parish in downtown Seattle and Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore.

Fr. Garratt’s employment outside the church includes four years as a probation counselor for the Municipal Courts of Seattle. Then, after earning a degree in counseling from Seattle University in the 1980s.  he worked at Mental Health North, a community mental health center near Northgate, as an intern and later as a therapist on their out-patient team. He married his wife Margaret in 1987. They have three adult sons, Niles, Andrew, and Daniel. His interests include spending time with his family, traveling, reading, exercising, opera, and attending University of Washington home football games.