MVA Leadership Institute

On November 7 and 8 people gathered from organizations around the Lower Mainland for the 2 day Leadership Institute of Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA).

The Diocese of New Westminster is a Sponsoring Organization of MVA. Parishioners and clergy from parishes that are member organizations attended: St. Clement's, St James', St. Laurence, St Thomas, Vancouver as well as clergy (including Bishop Skelton) and parishioners from other churches in the diocese as well as the Diocese of British Columbia.


  • Bishop Skelton participating in an exercise on negotiating at the MVA Leadership Institute with participants from other community and union organizations.
  • Juanita Clark from St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver and Peggy Trendell-Jensen of St. Clement's.
  • The. Rev. Arvid Amayag, St Luke and St. Matthias, Vancouver
  • In the centre, the Reverend Eric Mason recently inducted rector of St. Laurence, Coquitlam with a participant in the training on the left and Bishop Skelton on the right.
  • On the left is a representative of the Delta Teacher's Association speaking with Paul Clark.
  • The Reverend Expedito Farinas with Mark Friesen, Douglas Park MVA member

PHOTOS: Margaret Marquardt

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