Our work is a calling, not a job.

Our People

St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church is an affirming church, welcoming diversity with acceptance and hospitality shown to all. Operating through a governance board model, with talented staff and rich involvement from volunteers on ministry and operational teams, we make it our mission to embody love, change lives and transform the world. With a rich heritage starting in 1927, the church building is an iconic landmark in downtown Vancouver.

Our board, staff, and volunteers have a collective sense of making a difference—for our congregants, our collaborators, and our community. We uplift artists and creatives, partner with local non-profits, and give people the space to be their whole self. The St. Andrew’s-Wesley team all takes part in welcoming newcomers and supporting our existing community, wherever they’re at.

Minister of Youth and Young Adults

Daniel Martin

Daniel joined the ministry team in 2021 and focuses on building community with youth and young adults in the church and surrounding neighbourhood--this includes Youth Group, Sunday Club, and The Chapel.

Director of Music

Tim Woodford

Tim began his musical career as a chorister at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in the UK where he sang to the Royal Family for many years. He furthered his musical career conducting and performing (piano, organ ,singing) in the UK and abroad in venues including the Vatican, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and various cathedrals.

Co-Lead Minister

Rev. Dan Chambers

Dan came to St. Andrew’s Wesley in the summer of 2013 and has been energized, stretched and fortified by this shared ministry every year, every day. 

Co-Lead Minister

Rev. Rhian Walker

Rhian Walker joined St. Andrew’s-Wesley in 2018 as the Minister of Young Adults and Outreach. She brings a love for nurturing the spiritual development of those around her.

Head Caretaker

Robin Singh

Robin and his brother moved to Vancouver from India

Bookings and Communications Coordinator

Ursula Andrade

Ursula joined the team in 2014, she is grateful working with colleagues who are open, loving and caring.

AV and Use of Facilities

Tom Rose

Tom has worked at the church for 13 years.  He currently runs the AV system for all services and events, he is also in charge of setup and tear down.

Minister of LGBTQ Programs

Rev. Curt Allison

Curt came to St. Andrew’s-Wesley in 2004. He directs the Gospel Choir, leads The Word is OUT!! LGBT spirituality discussion group, and co-leads the Young(er) Adults group.

Minister with Children, Families and Pastoral Care

Jen Cunnings

Jen Cunnings joined the ministerial team at St. Andrew’s-Wesley in 2008.  With a passion for creating welcoming spaces of community where all ages learn from and with one another, Jen is a believer that faith is formed through relationship.

Minister for Elders and Women

Rev. Maggie Watts-Hammond

I’m a prairie girl living on the west coast – or a Vancouver girl from the prairie.  I love the adventure of life – perhaps that’s why I ended up in Ministry...

Bookkeeper

Cynthia Philpott

Hello!  I am the bookkeeper for St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

Assistant Organist/Pianist

Angelique Po

Born in Vancouver, BC, Angelique Po has given recitals on organ, piano and harpsichord.

Tricaster Operator

Alexander Knopp

Alexander Knopp is a photographer, videographer, and violinist. During live events, he can be found behind the camera or on stage!

Executive Director

Diane Mitchell

Diane joined the team at St. Andrew’s-Wesley in June 2017 as the Executive Director, Operations.