Father William Heric joined Eastside Catholic in 1999 as the school chaplain. He is also a member of the Campus Ministry and Religious Studies Departments. Father Heric has served as a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle since 1981 and is a parish priest at Holy Innocents Parish in Duvall and St. Jude Parish in Redmond. Father Heric received his bachelor’s degree in humanities and philosophy from St. Thomas Seminary. He was awarded his Master of Divinity from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California and holds a master's in counseling from Seattle University.