Our Ship Visitors
Our ship visitors are an essential part of what we do here at MTS. We have three permanent ship visitor volunteers who come in on a regular basis, and many others who come in when their schedule permits. If you are interested in this ministry, click here to get involved!
Deacon Joey DeLeon
Deacon Earl Grout
Captain Jin Lee
The Mission hosts interns through several different programs throughout the year. Interns interact directly with seafarers as both ship visitors and drivers for the cruise ship program. In addition, interns have the opportunity to serve in various administrative and organizational capacities during their time with the Mission.
2021 -2022 Intern
Julia is serving at the Seattle Seafarers Center this year through the Episcopal Service Corps. Julia grew up mostly in Rhode Island, where she learned to sail and cultivated a love for the water. She attended Tufts University and studied English and Computer Science, and for the past few years she worked as a usability engineer at a software company in the Boston area. Julia is excited to work at the Seattle Seafarers Center this year, and to learn more about the maritime industry and the lives and needs of seafarers. Following her service year, Julia hopes to continue working in a non-profit or social services setting.
In her free time, Julia loves to be outdoors, or in the kitchen cooking and baking. She also is a big knitter / crocheter, enjoys playing bluegrass music on the banjo, and has recently gotten into making and canning homemade jams.
Summer 2021 Intern
Gabe was born and raised in Washington, but is currently obtaining a degree in Criminology and Sociology from Villanova University just outside of Philadelphia. After serving as a summer intern at the Seattle Seafarers Center in the summer of 2019, Gabe was eager to rejoin the team and serve seafarers in need. He has been actively involved in leadership roles and volunteer work within his community, and is passionate about social justice and caring for those who are often overlooked by society. When he has free time, Gabe spends it playing sports with friends, working on his van, and hanging with his dogs. After graduating, Gabe plans to travel in his van (much to his mother’s chagrin), before settling down and working for a non-profit. Gabe serves as a Summer Intern at the Center.