I am a deacon at Christ Church Cathedral and the manager of development and communications at the Crisis Centre of BC.
Born on the territories of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc people (Kamloops, BC), I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church and moved to Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC) in 2006. I joined the Anglican Church as a member of St. James’ Anglican, Vancouver while studying at Vancouver School of Theology.
I have worked in communications and engagement for most of my professional career and hold a BA in history, an MA in theology, and an MA in cultural studies. I also hold a number of professional certificates in public relations, leadership and facilitation, conflict resolution, fundraising, and public participation/consultation.
What I do here
I am passionate about working toward allyship* with communities and individuals oppressed by dominant discourses, systems of power, and inherited and unchecked privilege. I bring to the Cathedral community a pastoral lens that asks the church to understand its own privilege and how the church and its members must unlearn and undo forms of oppression in order to serve God’s people.
I can often be found in the front row of my favourite Thursday evening spin class or Saturday morning BOSU fit class. I also enjoy reading books on topics such as deconstruction, poststructuralism, queer theory, critical race theory, and theology.
Contact me about
LGBTQ/2S communities and identities
Colonization and decolonization
Postmodern and poststructuralist theologies
*Ally: A heterosexual and/or cisgender and/or cissexual person who supports and celebrates queer, trans, and Two-Spirit identities, interrupts and challenges queer-phobic, trans-phobic, and heterosexist remarks and actions of others, and willingly explores these biases within themselves.
Christ Church Cathedral gathers, worships, and serves on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ nations