Sacred Heart is blessed to once again have a deacon, Deacon Kevin Bagley.
Growing up in an army family, Deacon Kevin has lived in Oklahoma, Texas, California, Kansas, Georgia, Colorado and Virginia, as well as three years in Naples, Italy. He married Donna in 1981, and the couple has lived in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Maryland. They moved to the Pacific Northwest in July, 2014, when Logos Bible Software hired Deacon Kevin to be the Director of Verbum, the Catholic division of the company.
Deacon Kevin has worked in retail management, served as a municipal police officer, and with the Department of Defense as a security specialist and criminal investigator.
Cardinal William H. Keeler ordained Deacon Kevin as a permanent Deacon on June 23, 2001 at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. He assumed a full-time position as Pastoral Associate at Saint Clare Parish in Essex one week after ordination. In the fall of 2002 he became the temporary administrator of the Parish. Six months later, he was installed by Bishop William C. Newman as the Pastoral Life Director for a six year term the first Deacon in the Archdiocese to hold this title. Deacon Kevin also served at Saint Leo the Great Parish in Baltimore, Maryland, until his departure to Washington State last summer.
Deacon Bagley holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master of Arts in Theology in Biblical Studies from Saint Mary's Seminary and University in Roland Park, Maryland, and a Doctor of Ministry specializing in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He earned Professional Catechist and Professional Youth Minister Certifications from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and served as an instructor with their Church Leadership Institute for over five years.
He also served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve for eight years, and is currently in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus.
He is also the owner of Bagley Ministry, an apostolate dedicated to assisting the continuing formation of deacons and lay ecclesial ministers.
Deacon Kevin and Donna have four children and four grandchildren.
Make sure to say ’Hi’ when you see him.
Prayers Always, Fr. Joseph Altenhofen