Many thanks to the Reverend Karl Przywala (pronounced PR-VOW-ER) for sharing his official Ziptrek photo taken while he was attending the Clergy Conference held April 21-23 in Whistler, BC. Karl was inducted as rector of Holy Trinity, Vancouver, February 18th, 2014, and prior to that he was in ministry in England. Karl is indeed the newest priest in the diocese but the details of how he came to participate in a Ziptrek Eco-tour have not been officially disclosed.
The annual conference was a great success with approximately 100 clergy and partners in attendance. The principal presenter for the conference was the Reverend Dr. Martin Brokenleg. The annual Bishop’s Retreat for Clergy will take place November 3rd to November 5th at the Loon Lake Research and Education Centre near Pitt Meadows and the retreat conductor will be Brother James Koester, SSJE. Brother James is the only current member of the Society of St John the Evangelist who is Canadian, and he was formerly a parish priest in the Diocese of British Columbia.
Images: Top and Homepage, the Ziptrek ride (PHOTO, Courtesy of Karl Przywala). Below, the Reverend Janice Lowell watches the Bishop respond to some correspondence during a table exercise at the clergy conference in Whistler, April 22nd (PHOTO by John Sovereign).