The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg

The Parish of St. James, Vancouver welcomed the Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg as honourary priest. He is the director of the Native Ministries Program and professor of First Nations Ministry and Theology at the Vancouver School of Theology. Brokenleg also spoke recently at Christ Church Cathedral.

Graduating from the Education for Ministry (EFM) program are Rona Adkins, St. George, Maple Ridge; Marjorie Ellis, St. George, Maple Ridge; Gerry Kozol, St. George, Maple Ridge; Gary Stobbs, St. Matthew, Abbotsford; Doreen and Pamela Watson, St. George, Maple Ridge, Jim Bennett, St. Helen, Surrey; David Koe, St. Stephen, Burnaby; and Brenda McDuff, St. Stephen, Burnaby. The accomplishment is the result of 32 weeks of study per year over four years.

The Rev. David Ewart has been appointed to the position of programme associate in the Chalmers Institute for Continuing Education and Congregational Development at VST starting January. A VST alumnus and United Church minister, he helped design the congregational health resource called Natural Church Development and is the author of the Spirit Given Gifts Inventory resource for discipleship used by many congregations.

The Rev. Dawn MacDonald of Holy Cross, Vancouver, was a guest speaker at the annual clergy conference of the Diocese of Yukon this year.

The Ven. Beverly Stewart

The bishop has appointed the Rev. Angus F. Stuart as rector of the parish of St. Francis-in-the-Wood effective March 1. Stuart is senior Anglican chaplain for the University of Bristol, England and on the staff at the University Chaplaincy Church of St. Paul, Clifton. He has done a number of summer exchanges in North America, including St. John's, Whonnock.

In November's TOPIC, the Ven. Beverly Stewart was inadvertently left out of the list of women who have served as archdeacons in the diocese. She has served as the archdeacon of the Fraser Archdeaconry since late 2001. TOPIC regrets the omission.