Under the terms of Canon 2 and Regulation 5 of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Episcopal Election Committee shall be responsible for establishing an electoral process that is

  • transparent,
  • fair,
  • accountable,
  • committed to discernment and
  • guided by a pastoral concern for the nominees.

The Committee shall also determine how electronic and social technology is to be used in the electoral process.

Archdeacon Richard Leggett (Chair)

Archdeaconry: Westminster / Parish: Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster

I began ordained ministry in 1981 and have served in congregational, diocesan and academic settings. I have represented the Diocese and the National Church in ecumenical contexts as well as through being a member of diocesan, provincial and national committees in areas of faith, worship, ministry and theological education. In several of these contexts I have worked closely with indigenous communities. From 1987 to 2010 I served on the Faculty of Vancouver School of Theology. From 2011 to 2018 I was Rector of the Parish of St. Faith's and, in 2018, became Vicar of Holy Trinity Cathedral where I continue to serve. I am also Archdeacon of Westminster, a member of Diocesan Council, the Finance and Property Committee and the Constitution and Canons Committee.

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Nii K'an Kwsdins (aka Mr. Jerry Adams)

Archdeaconry: Burrard / Parish: St. James Parish

Jerry has spent several decades working in the urban Indigenous community having developed the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) – an initiative located on East Hastings – before becoming the Executive Director of Circle of Eagles – a programme to assist Indigenous folks returning to the Community after having been incarcerated. He’s worked with Elders, social workers, police and others to form relationships and networks to foster healing, reconciliation and community.


Ms. Alison Brookfield

Archdeaconry: Capilano / Parish: St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver

Career: Government administration, client services, policy & research. Retired 2014; 2007-2014 City of North Vancouver Mayor's Office; 2006-2007 Tourism BC, Community Development; 1987-2005 BC Housing, Manager, Regional Operations; 1984-1987 Geological Survey of Canada.

Church:  2007-2011 Warden, St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver; 1992-present, participation in various committees including Parish Council, Stewardship, Hospitality & Fellowship, Regional Council, St. Martin's Canonical Committee.

Other:  2016-2017 Chair, Election Planning Committee, North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP, electing MLA Bowinn Ma.

The Reverend Andrew Halladay

Archdeaconry: Lougheed / Parish: St. Andrew, Langley

I have worked as a parish priest for 12 years in the Dioceses of BC and New Westminster, and in the Territory of the People. I am a trainer in the international system of the School for Parish Development/College of Congregational Development, and have been a director of the school in the Dioceses of New Westminster and Ottawa.

The Reverend Lindsay Hills

Archdeaconry: Granville / Parish: St. Mary's, Kerrisdale

Lindsay currently serves as the Rector at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. Prior to that she served as the Associate Rector at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, San Mateo (CA) and Assistant Rector at All Saints, Worcester (MA), where she coordinated and carried out an after-school gang prevention program for neighbourhood youth (grades K-12) and served as part of the Clergy/Police Mentoring Program. Lindsay attended Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She was received into the Episcopal Church in 2005 (from the Roman Catholic church in which she was raised). Lindsay completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College (PA). It was here that she first learned about the Episcopal Church via a new Episcopal Campus Ministry.

The Reverend Vivian Lam

Archdeaconry: Westminster / Parish: St. John the Apostle, Port Moody

Vivian serves currently as the Rector of St. John the Apostle, Port Moody, and previously was the Rector of St. Matthias & St. Luke, Oakridge. Her ministry in these two very different parishes has given her a range of experience of needs and interests of parishes and people in our diocese. Vivian brings a wide experience of the Anglican Communion. A cradle Anglican and daughter of a priest, her childhood was spent between the then-Diocese of Hong Kong and Macau, the Diocese of New York, and the Diocese of Long Island. She was ordained and served a curacy in Long Island. Her seminary work and Clinical Pastoral Education was in the Diocese of California. She has a passion for spiritual discernment, and is a founding member of the diocese’s Dismantling Racism team.

The Reverend Tim Morgan

Archdeaconry: Lougheed / Parish: Christ Church, Hope

I was ordained in 1992 in the Diocese of Niagara, and served in five parishes within that Diocese between 1992 and 2008. I then left full-time ministry to study Psychology and worked in the public sector for 10 years after obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology. That work was with the Canadian Mental Health Association, as a Crisis Worker and with an HIV/AIDS Network as a Case Manager. I moved to British Columbia in 2017, and worked for one year at the John Howard Society, again as a Case Manager. I then returned to parish ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster: first as a Sunday Supply priest, then as an interim, and now as Vicar of Christ Church, Hope. On August 1, I will celebrate my first anniversary in Hope.


Ms. Elizabeth Stoute

Archdeaconry: Granville / Parish: St. Matthias and St. Luke

Elizabeth was born and raised in San Fernando, Trinidad. She has lived and worked in France; U.K.; Barbados; Sint Maarten; Hawaii; Lake Tahoe, NV; Montreal, QC; Bermuda; Dubai; and now Vancouver, BC.

The Reverend Peggy Trendell-Jensen

Archdeaconry: Capilano / Parish: St. Clement's, Lynn Valley

Peggy's background is in journalism and editing; she is currently a decision writer at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and enjoying life as a deacon at St. Clement's, Lynn Valley.


Mr. Brian Walks

Archdeaconry: Fraser / Parish: St. Mark's, Ocean Park

Diocesan Council 1990-1994, Diocesan Communications Standing Committee 1994-1999 & 2009-2014. Various roles - Stewards in Action 1986-2006; volunteered for work parties at Camp Artaban (6 times); invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster, 2018; General Synod volunteer 2019. Currently at St Mark’s as an Intercessor, Eucharistic server, greeter, chair of the Men’s Club and the Communications Team, and co-chair of the Christmas concert series.


Mr. Casper Zusek

Archdeaconry: Burrard / Parish: Christ Church Cathedral

For about two years I have worked at the head office of an e-commerce suiting company, and was promoted last year to financial control coordinator. In my current role I work to create weekly, monthly, and yearly projections about specific aspects of the business, and innovate ways to remotely support over 60 showroom teams. In my time outside of work I spend a great deal of time investing in the life of Christ Church Cathedral, having served as a delegate to synod, a member of parish Council, and most recently a member of the search committee for our recently-appointed rector.