Bishop John Stephens has appointed the Reverend Fr. Joseph Dirbas as Rector of the Parish of the Church of the Holy Trinity, beginning June 1, 2022.
Here is a brief bio that Fr. Dirbas was kind enough to forward to diocesan communications:
The Reverend Joseph Dirbas was ordained to the priesthood in December 2010. Fr. Dirbas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, CA. Fr. Dirbas worked as an engineer and business unit manager for a small defense contractor in San Diego for nearly 20 years before his seminary education at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York. Upon completion of his MDiv, Fr. Dirbas served as the associate rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar, CA. In February 2014, Fr. Dirbas was called to serve as rector of All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma. Fr. Dirbas resigned his position as rector in preparation for his family’s move to Vancouver as his wife, the Rev. Terry Shields Dirbas, had been called and appointed as the rector of St. John’s, Shaughnessy. Fr. Dirbas and his family immigrated to Canada in December 2021.
Fr. Dirbas and Mother Terry Dirbas have five children: George and Jeannie, age 10, Chatham, age 5, and James and Mary, age 2.
A Celebration of a New Ministry Eucharist that will contain the induction of Fr. Dirbas by Bishop John Stephens is scheduled to take place, 7pm, June 16, 2022. More information about the Eucharist will be available on the diocesan website Events pages.