There will be two Ordination Eucharists in 2018, the first one took place June 23 and the next will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1, 10:30am at Christ Church Cathedral.
Archbishop Skelton will ordain to the Transitional Diaconate, postulants, Tasha Carrothers and Cameron Gutjahr, and to the priesthood, the Reverend Vivian Seegers.
Tasha Carrothers is a long time Synod staff member, her current title is, Missioner for Congregational Development. Recently, Tasha has been in a pre-ordination placement at Holy Trinity, New Westminster under the mentorship of Archdeacon Richard Leggett. Cameron Gutjahr, a longtime member and leader at St. Mary’s, Kerrisdale is completing his seminary studies in Ontario. Rev. Seegers is currently Assistant Curate at St. Clement’s, North Vancouver and is the ordained leader of Urban Aboriginal Ministries (UAM) based out of St. Mary Magdalene in Vancouver’s VGH district. On January 21, 2018, Rev. Seegers was the first Indigenous woman to be ordained in the Diocese of New Westminster and she will be the first Indigenous woman to be "priested".