My name is Axel Gilmore and I am from Washougal, Washington. I served 5 years in the Marine Corps infantry; and I was stationed here in Bremerton for about 2 and a half years. While I was here, Star became an integral part of my spiritual life: through the friendships I made and all the different opportunities to grow in the faith that this parish offers. I have felt the call to serve the Lord and His Church for some time now, so when I finished my contract, and after the encouragement of some trusted friends, I decided to come back to Star to share the gifts I had received here with others.
I was homeschooled with my older sister by my parents on a small farm there in southern Washington. I joined the Marines right after finishing school at 17. In my free time, I enjoy CrossFit, rock climbing, exploring, reading, and playing sports. I am very much looking forward to this year, serving our Lord and our Lady at this parish.