Monthly Archives: July 2015

Who is our New Deacon, The Rev. Wally Eamer?

Hello Everyone – see message which follows from the Bishop’s Commissary.  Imelda

“Dear Sisters and Brothers,

It is my pleasure, as Bishop’s Commissary, to inform you that The Reverend Wally Eamer has accepted the Bishop’s appointment of him as Deacon to St. Peter & St. Paul, effective Aug 1, 2015.  In Christ, The Ven. Brian Evans”

Who is our new Deacon The Rev. Wally Eamer? ( In his own words!)

I was born in Nanaimo in 1949, and grew up in Port Renfrew and then Ladysmith. My   mother died when my brother and I were very young, and our father and communities raised us.   I travelled often and went to school periodically while getting a B.A. in History at the University of British Columbia, and later a M.B.A. at Harvard.  Most of my work career has been in the provincial and federal governments, mainly in environment, economic development and sustainability programs.  I’ve also managed small businesses.

In 2006, I left the provincial government to assist a group of First Nations now called Nanwakolas on implementation of Ecosystem Based Management in the southern part of the ‘Great Bear Rainforest’.  In 2015, I will work 50% of my ministry time with them.

Since refusing Confirmation at age 12 (!), I spent most of my life as an agnostic.  While volunteering with my family with a missionary in Honduras in 1997, I converted to Christianity.  My first communion was in a very small, adobe church in the Iglesia Episcopal de Honduras.  The pull to ministry got stronger until I began a formal discernment process in 2006, culminating in ordination in November 2008. I was assigned to Holy Trinity, Sooke from 2009 to 2014, then spent the last year on sabbatical with my wife traveling through North America, New Zealand and Australia.

 

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T-Bird Soccer Photos

Banner SoccerVictor Flett Jr. and othersVictor Fett Jr, Lynn Scott, Paul Schumacher, Fr. Lon, Bp. Logan, Bp.Mark, Fr. Travis

 

Fr. TravisLon Soccer

 

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