Seven years ago, Jessica was ordained to the priesthood and served as curate and assistant priest at St. James’ Anglican Church in the Downtown Eastside until May 2013. In August of 2013, she began as rector of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Vancouver. She continues to embrace the adventure of the priesthood and seeks to live deeply and joyfully in its roles. Prior to ordination, Jessica worked in university chaplaincy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and as a communications consultant for the Vancouver International Digital Festival and New Media BC. She is wife to Harry and mother to Madeleine. They all live in East Vancouver with two twin and gorgeous cats, Jack and Jasper. In her spare time, she loves to birdwatch, cook, watch Netflix, garden, cycle, and read. She has a B.A. Hons in English (UBC), an M.A. in Communications (McGill), and an M.Div (VST).
The Reverend Alain-Michel Rocheleau studied Theology (Doctorate and Master in Practical Theology, Baccalaureate in Theology), Social Work (Master in Social Work), and Theatre (Doctorate and Master in Theatre) at Université Laval (Québec), and graduated from Vancouver School of Theology (VST) in 2011. Alain-Michel teaches French Theatre, French Cinema, and French Literature at the University of British Columbia (UBC) since 1992. He served at St. Helen’s Anglican Church (West Point Grey), as Honorary Assistant Priest, from March 2013 to March 2015. He is currently Anglican Chaplain to College and University Students in our Diocese, and Assistant to the Rector here at St. Paul’s (Vancouver).