Fr. Wesley hills
In May 2021, Bishop John Stephens appointed Fr. Wesley Hills to be our Priest-in-Charge. Wes, as he likes to be called, and his wife Terri, arrived in White Rock, quarantined for two weeks then took up his full-time ministry. One of his first initiatives was to add a large “WELCOME”, in rainbow colours, to our street sign along with his cell phone number.
Wes is from the United State and comes to us from St. Luke’s Episcopal church, Dixon, IL. Prior to his ordination in 1990, he earned law degrees from San Diego University and the University of California leading to a career as a trial lawyer for large scale business litigation. Since his ordination he has served as a Curate, a Rector and as an Interim Priest in several parishes in California and in Pennsylvania. He retired recently and moved, with his wife Terri to Bellingham, WA before coming to White Rock. Wes and Terri have a daughter and granddaughter who live in Port Coquitlam and who come frequently to visit them at the Rectory.
Please do drop-in to the church office Monday to Thursday between 9am-2pm, to say hi;
or call him anytime at 236-412-3519
ALL ARE WELCOME
REV. PAUL RICHARDS
Deacon Paul Richards was ordained in 2015 to the Church of the Holy Trinity in White Rock and has carried out his diaconal ministry at this location. Growing up in Vancouver, he has had an extensive career in law enforcement and public safety for over 30 years across Canada and abroad.
In addition to his participation in the liturgy as a deacon, his varied ministries include pastoral care for the sick and
palliative care in many of the regional assisted care facilities and hospitals, assisting with settlement of sponsored refugee families and street outreach ministry in Surrey.
He is involved with the Order of St. Lazarus Canada at the rank of Chaplain, as well as having carried out Chaplain duties for St. John Ambulance BC/Yukon. He continues his education in studying for a master’s degree in theology from Wycliffe College in Toronto, and he lives in Surrey with his wife Lenore and two dogs.
Mr. Valdma was born in Sweden, grew up in Toronto, studied at the Conservatory, and University of Toronto, resulting in an A.R.C.T., B.Ed., M.Mus., MA (University of Toronto) and M.L.S. (Kent State). He has taught at Douglas College and at present teaches music theory at the Jean Lyons School of Music in Vancouver (www.jeanlyonsmusic.com) and at the Langley Community Music School (www.langleymusic.com).
In addition to music, Mr. Valdma’s interests include various sports, collecting minerals and photography. Photocards by Mr. Valdma are available at some local retail outlets.