First of all there are a number of changes taking place at Christ Church Cathedral effective September 1st.
The Reverend Marnie Peterson, Assistant to the Rector for Evangelism and Christian Formation, will increase to three days per week and reduce to two days a week as Ministry Resource Associate at the Synod Office. The Reverend Philippa Segrave-Pride, Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care and Liturgy will begin a ½ time appointment. Philippa was formerly in the Diocese of Hereford in the Church of England. The Reverend Brian Heinrich joins the team as Assistant to the Rector, Street Ministry and Service. Brian was formerly the Director of the Lutheran Urban Mission Society (LUMS). The Reverend Liz Hamel, Assistant to the Rector, Pastoral Care and Liturgical Administration. The Very Reverend Peter Elliott, Rector of CCC and Dean of the Diocese was given extraordinary permission by the Bishop to employ Liz, a newly minted vocational deacon, on a very
part-time basis during the transition in staffing at the Cathedral. Liz will work as an Assistant to the Rector until December 31, 2014.
The Reverend Ellen Clark-King, transitions from Cathedral Vicar a ¼ time appointment as Assistant to the Rector, Theologian-in-Residence.
As has been reported earlier Ellen has also accepted the appointment at Vancouver School of Theology as Anglican Director for Denominational Formation and the Bishop has accepted her resignation of as Regional Archdeacon of Burrard effective August 31, 2014. The Bishop has appointed the Venerable Douglas Fenton as Archdeacon of Burrard beginning September 1, 2014. This appointment is in addition to his duties as Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese and it is not an uncommon model in other dioceses.
As was reported earlier there are three upcoming inductions: The Reverend Stephen Laskey will be inducted on the Feast of Gregory the Great (Wednesday, September 3rd) at 7pm as the Rector of St Helen, Surrey, the Venerable Stephen Rowe, the Archdeacon of Fraser will preach. The liturgical colour is white. The Reverend Al Carson will be inducted as the next Rector of St John the Baptist, Sardis at 4pm on Sunday, September 7th. The Reverend Craig Tanskley, Regional Dean of Peach Arch, will preach. The liturgical colour is green. The new Rector of St George, Fort Langley, The Reverend Kelly Duncan, will be inducted on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Monday, September 8th) at 7pm. The liturgical colour is white. The Bishop will preach and preside.
The Parish of St Margaret, Cedar Cottage is benefiting from the gifts and talents of the Reverend Sharon Salomons who joins them as Assistant to the Rector (non-stipendiary). Sharon will continue in her professional practice as a therapist and will also exercise her priestly ministry, too.
The Reverend Vida Jaugelis, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCiC) Lutheran Pastor, joins the Reverend Paul Woehrle as Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care at St David, Tsawwassen. Vida was licensed last summer to provide sacramental and pastoral care when Paul was on extended s
St Stephen the Martyr, Burnaby will have the benefit of the ongoing ministry of the Reverend Gary Hamblin. Gary has had his appointment extended at St Stephen’s until July 31, 2015.
Also taking up the mantle of Interim Priest-in-Charge is the Reverend April Stanley who succeeds the Reverend Keith Gilbert at St Laurence, Coquitlam. The parish leadership is keen to take the time to be intentional in their preparation for their next chapter in ministry
The Bishop has accepted the recommendation of the Canonical Committee of St Martin, North Vancouver and has appointed the Reverend Robin Celiz and Priest-in-Charge (Vicar) effective October 1st. Robin is currently a priest in the Diocese of Kootenay in the parish grouping of Creston. A date for the induction will be announced in early September.
Images: Top right, the Reverend Philippa Seagrave-Pride. Middle left, the Reverend Stephen Laskey. Lower right, the Reverend Al Carson. Below, the Reverend Liz Hamel.