Several deacons are moving into new roles in the diocese:
The Reverend Chris Magrega has left Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster and is in the process of taking up residence as deacon at St. Augustine, Marpole.
The Reverend Lilian Elliott is returning to active ministry again, after a few years of retirement, as deacon in the Archdeaconry of Lougheed, with specific ministry to several care homes in the Tri-cities – North Burnaby Deanery. The arrangement for Lilian is based on the precedent set by Pitman Potter, who is currently licenced to the Archdeaconry of Vancouver.
The Reverend Eric Stroo is "on loan to the Diocese of New Westminster from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and in the process of taking up a position as deacon at St. Michael’s, Vancouver. His particular areas of ministry will be street ministry and assisting the Port Chaplain for Mission to Seafarers. You are most likely aware that Rev. Stroo is married to Bishop Skelton.
Linda Varin, at St. Dunstan Aldergrove, is retiring from active ministry at the end of February. She plans to travel with her husband, Andre, and spend more quality grandma time.