2020 Community Report: Archbishop Etienne

November 1, 2020

Supplemental content for our 2020 Community Report’s “Academic Year In Review”

The Archdiocese of Seattle warmly welcomed Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, who was appointed by Pope Francis on September 3, 2019, following Archbishop J. Peter Sartain’s retirement. The Fulcrum Foundation is grateful for Archbishop Sartain’s leadership over the past nine years and his formidable support of Fulcrum and the 72 Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

Archbishop Etienne gave his own grateful send-off to Archbishop Sartain, writing, “I wish to thank Archbishop Sartain for his many kindnesses to me in my three months of service with him.”

Appointed coadjutor archbishop in April 2019, Archbishop Etienne came to the position with an open heart, a wealth of leadership experience, and a passion for Catholic education. He served as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Anchorage and bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne before his appointment in Seattle.

In his first year, Archbishop Etienne led archdiocesan schools through the COVID-19 pandemic with grace and compassion. Fulcrum looks forward to continuing our partnership with him as we work to strengthen Catholic schools and the communities we serve.