Our Board of Elders
The Board of Elders is the Governing Body of St. George's. It is comprised of Elders lifted up for their wisdom and spiritual maturity by the congregation entrusted to be its lay spiritual leadership. The primary purpose of the Board of Elders is to discern the congregational Mission and Vision (“Ends”), and encourage its success through setting policy, cheerleading, as well as monitoring and evaluating results.
Joyce is retired from what describes as "the best job anyone ever had," working in Vancouver with folks who were chronically homeless. Married to Peter, one adult step-daughter, two dogs. Passions include social justice (Coldest Night walk, Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, the Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Board, Safehaven Refugee Sponsorship Group), gardening (surprising as she used to hate it), and long doggie walks. She came to the Comox Valley in 2015 and was drawn to St George’s by the warm welcome.
Lindsay is a mother of 3 children (Ty, Lily and Frankie) and works at the Local radio station in advertising. She came to St.Georges in 2016 with her husband Matthew, and they immediately knew they were home. When not parenting or working, you will find her curled up with a book or out for a walk.
Ellen was born in Cumberland, raised in Courtenay, and attended St. George’s as a child. She met her husband, Clint, 51 years ago in Ft. St. John, B.C., married, had two daughters and moved back to paradise. Then she was the Library Lady in Cumberland for 30 years, retiring 11 years ago.
Ellen has been an active member of St. George’s for 12 years, being involved in worship, the Pantry, Drop-in and a variety of other ministries.
She loves being a part of St. George’s and sees a wonderful, vibrant future ahead.
Betty Anne Molitor
Betty Anne and her late husband Michael retired to Vancouver Island in 2004. She became a member of St.George's in 2013, participating joyfully in congregational care and welcome teams.
A graduate of Sherbrooke Hospital school of nursing in Quebec, Betty Anne loved caring for families and their children born with malformed hearts, becoming a pioneer in the art of children's heart ultrasound. Betty Anne also loves to spend time with her daughter Elizabeth, son Andrew, and family.
Betty Anne is grateful for the privilege and help to serve as Elder as we journey along our Lord's path together.
Margo is a retired nurse, which was her dream career. Her and her husband, Paul have four children who are spread from Vancouver to Calgary to Toronto and on to Lichtenvoorde, Holland. They travel a lot, visiting children and grandchildren as well as other parts of the world.
She has worked in other churches mainly with children, while at St. George's she's been involved with the Fellowship and the Ministry and Personnel Teams. She is looking forward to continuing her work on the Board of St. George’s.
Wendy moved to Royston after retiring from teaching in Richmond, B.C. Raised Roman Catholic, she began began attending St. George's after she met and married long time member Lorne Irwin. She has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren who live in Mississauga, Ontario.
Wendy is deeply involved in the wider community, volunteering in the mammography screening program, as well as the Sonshine Lunch Club as a server and member of its board. She is looking forward to being a part of the Elder Board and serving St. George's church.