On December 29, 2015, the Rev. John Marsh, Rector of St George/St. Mark, Vancouver, suffered a stroke while visiting Waterloo, ON. John's wife, the Rev. Paulina Lee, Rector of St. Chad's, was with him. The stroke has affected the left side of his body. John and Paulina are returning to Vancouver where John will take part in some rehab. Please pray for John and for Paulina and please keep the people of St. George's/St. Mark's, and St. Chad's in your prayers.
The Bishop has appointed the Rev. Paul Bowie, Rector of All Saints', Mission as Regional Dean of Golden Ears effective January 1, 2016. Paul succeeds the Rev. Charles Balfour who resigned as regional dean upon retirement as Rector of St John the Divine, Maple Ridge, on December 31, 2015.
The Rev. Howie Adan, Sunday supply priest at Holy Spirit, Whonnock has accepted an appointment as Head of Multi-faith Chaplaincy at London Heathrow, otherwise known as LHR. He will begin his new ministry on March 1st, 2016. We wish him well as he undertakes this ministry for which he has a deep passion and we encourage him to keep in touch.
The Rev. Nick Parker, who resigned as Senior Port Chaplain, Mission to Seafarers, effective December 31st, 2015, has been providing Sunday supply ministry to the Parish of St. John the Divine, Squamish for much of 2015. The Bishop has appointed Nick, ½ time Priest-in-Charge (Vicar) of that parish effective January 1st.
The Rev. Christine Rowe has been appointed Assistant to the Rector ½ time at St. Mary's, Kerrisdale effective January 1st. Christine will job share with the Rev. Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz who is currently Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. John's, Shaughnessy. Elizabeth will begin her new ministry at St. Mary's, Kerrisdale following the appointment of a new rector for St. John's, Shaughnessy.
The Rev. John Firmston has been appointed ½ time Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. Alban, Richmond effective February 1st.
The Rev. John Sovereign has been extended as Rector, St Thomas, Chilliwack and Regional Dean of The Valley to April, 2017.