The Reverend William “Billy” Isenor, OSF has been appointed Rector of St Mark, Ocean Park effective July 1. Billy comes to us from the Diocese of Edmonton. Rev. Isenor, OSF is a Michif (Metis) citizen and serves, currently, as the Rector of the Parish of St. Augustine Parkland in Spruce Grove, AB and serves as Regional Dean of Yellowhead West. He has served in a variety of ministries. He was a chaplain at Alberta Hospital; St. Francis of Assisi hospital in Philadelphia, PA; Edmonton Institute for Women; the Edmonton Institute (men’s maximum-security prison). He has also served as Associate Pastor at Inner City Pastoral Ministry; campus minister at St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta; and adjunct guest lecturer in Christology for deacons through Newman Theological College. Additionally, he is a brother in the Anglican religious order called the Order of Saint Francis (St. Francis of Assisi). As a personal theological pursuit, he is enthusiastic about exploring how indigenous stories and spiritual practices intersect with Christianity. Rev. Isenor succeeds the Reverend Craig Tanksley who retired in January 2020. A series of priests assisted priest-in-charge, Archdeacon Louie Engnan including the Reverends John Mash, Sue Foley-Currie, and Tellison Glover before the arrival of the Reverend Philippa Segrave-Pride who will complete her ministry there on April 11.
The bishop has appointed The Reverend Philippa Segrave-Pride as priest-in-charge of St Philip, Dunbar, effective April 12 and she will remain at St. Philip’s until the next rector is appointed. The Reverend Melanie Calabrigo remains priest-in-charge half-time through to April 11.
The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St Clement, Lynn Valley (75% time) effective June 1. Paula concluded her ministry as Vicar of St. Alban, Richmond, January 31, 2021. Paula will serve until the arrival of the next rector.
The Reverend Lucy Price, Vicar of Holy Cross, notified the bishop and the parish that she will be leaving effective April 30 and does so with regret. Her family will relocate elsewhere in the diocese and for this reason she is ending her appointment. The parish has asked the bishop for a direct appointment.
The bishop has accepted the resignation of the Reverend Andre Stephany, Rector of St Clement, Lynn Valley. Andre is returning to Europe. Andre's last Sunday will be May 16.
The Rev. PJ O’Maoil Mheana who was rector of Church of the Holy Trinity, White Rock left suddenly on or about March 9 and returned to Europe. The Reverend Arthur Nash, once again has graciously stepped in as priest-in-charge to provide priestly ministry and pastoral care until a longer term priest-in-charge is appointed.
The Reverend Canon Jonathan LLoyd will retire as Rector of St Stephen, West Vancouver and Regional Dean of Sea to Sky Deanery on May 31, 2021. His last Sunday will be April 25. Jonathan, and Sue, his wife, will return to England to be nearer to family and especially newly born grandson, Henry who arrived at 11:55pm, March 10.
The Reverend Billy Isenor, OSF