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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.

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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...

Manager, Volunteer Engagement & Hospitality

Martin Uren

Martin joined St. Andrew’s-Wesley in April 2023. He came to the West Coast from Ontario in 1995. He has been working in the helping field for almost 30 years.

Children's Ministry Leader

Marshall Henderson

Interim Children's Choir Director

Magdalena How

Coloratura soprano Magdalena How is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia, under the tutelage of Nancy Hermiston.

Director of Music

Angelique Po

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

Interim Choral Director

Peggy Hua

Peggy Hua is a conductor and music educator based in Vancouver, Canada.

Head of Audio-Visual

Robin Singh

Robin and his brother moved to Vancouver from India five years ago and Robin brings his attention to detail, strong work ethic and problem-solving skills to the position of Head of Audio-Visual.

Executive Director

Diane Mitchell

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

Children's Ministry Leader

Bree Cunnings

Minister with Youth and Young Adults

Benjamin MacRae

Benjamin focuses on building community with youth and young adults in the church and surrounding neighbourhood--this includes Youth Group and Sunday Club.

Minister of 2SLGTBQIA+ 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.

Children's Ministry Leader

Ariminia Hifuma

Children's Ministry Leader

Tamryn Kennedy

Communications Coordinator and Administration

Ursula Andrade

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

Bookings and AV Coordinator

Tom Rose

Tom has worked at the church for 13 years.  He is the bookings coordinator as well as runs the AV system for all services and events.

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.

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. 

Children's Ministry Leader

Nicole Welsford

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.


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Cynthia Philpott

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

Children's Ministry Leader

Kelly Jokanovich

Interim Children's Choir Director

Rebecca Collett

Rebecca Collett is a singer and music educator with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Children's Ministry Leader

Breanna Nichol