We’re hiring!

UPDATE JULY 1: We are happy to announce that we have found our new Office Administrator. Thank you to everyone who applied for this position.

Our inclusive, progressive community is looking for a superstar Office Administrator for the non-ministry functions of our church and busy rental facility. The Office Administrator is both the face of our community to the public and the nexus for our ministry staff and congregants.

The role is ideal for a go-to type of person (the anticipator, detail-watcher, and systematiser) used to working in an open office environment keeping everything running smoothly. If you have experience in administration, operations, office management, hospitality and/or events management, this position might suit you.

We hope our new Office Administrator can begin two weeks’ training on July 15 to ensure a smooth transition when the incumbent leaves on August 2.

Read all about the opportunity HERE.

Feel free to spread the word! Here are a couple of sample social media posts you may wish to use:


Do you know a superstar Office Administrator looking for a new opportunity in Vancouver? @canadianmemorialunitedchurch is hiring! Spread the word! Check out the details here: http://bit.ly/CMUC-job-openings


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Board of Directors

The board discerns values and priorities for Canadian Memorial by listening to the ownership. This rotating nine-member team oversees and inspires the work of the congregation, meeting monthly with the minister in their role as spiritual elders.

Our current Board members are: Duncan Etches (Chair), Karen Vanderheyden (Vice-Chair), Tom Schaeferle (Treasurer), Linda Denham (Secretary), Helen Beltramello, Michelle Cobban, Beth Hayward, Jen Kelly, Heather Olson, Gabriel Viehweger.


Heather Evens

Communications and Administrative Assistant

Heather has a keen interest in all things related to social justice and sustainability, has a passion for creating effective communications and processes, and generally enjoys the simple things in life. Her past work in various industries has taken her on a journey through five countries, and has ultimately lead her to this position at CMUC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and law, and among other subjects, has studied human resources, business communications, public relations, and four languages.

Heather coordinates the communications for our programs, and provides administrative assistance to the ministerial team. She manages our website and social media, and works closely with the ministers to create our media for Sunday mornings.



Denis Drapeau

Office Administrator

Denis started with us as Rentals Coordinator and is now in the crucial role of Office Administrator. Denis has a diverse background, spanning child & youth work to studies in biotechnology. Before joining CMUC, he had worked as an Administrator for Fast Response Fire Protection Systems Inc., and worked extensively as a High Needs Education Assistant for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. He has a passion for social justice, the sciences, and art – and brings that passion into creating a welcoming and customer service-oriented atmosphere.

In addition to managing the front office of the Centre for Peace, Denis is also the primary contact regarding facility rentals and event collaboration.