The Rev. Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles
Born and educated in the UK (Scotland and N. Ireland), Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles has spent most of his professional life in broadcasting and a performer, producer and manager with the CBC, and as a performing artist, arts manager and arts advocate in locations across Canada, living and working in every region of the country – literally from sea to sea to sea. Andrew has given leadership support to arts organizations including Ballet British Columbia, Judith Marcuse Dance Projects, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Board and the Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture. He compiled and taught the course Policy and Leadership in the Canadian Cultural Sector as part of a Certificate in Arts Management for the University of Winnipeg. Andrew’s training, and interest in community engagement, have led him to assemble or join teams developing such arts and social initiatives as a half-way house in inner-city Belfast, a hospice program in the Yukon, and music and theatre groups wherever he has lived. Andrew has a strong interest in church music, having been music minister at Christ Church Cathedral in Whitehorse and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Regina. He now leads the Maple Ridge Choral Society. Over the years he has served on community arts and social service boards, and he continues to serve as coach and mentor to individuals and organizations in the arts community. He is a trained hospice worker and holds certification as a Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioner. Ordained deacon in the Diocese of New Westminster in 2008, Andrew has participated enthusiastically in the Diocese’s Ministry Assessment Process (MAP) and Plan 2018 development and implementation. He continues to serve on the Diocesan Standing Committee on Ministry and Congregational Development, and as mentor to the North Vancouver Education for Ministry group. As a “regionally” designated deacon, Andrew is committed to helping the North Vancouver Region achieve its goals of exploring and embracing new ways of being church – and expressing God’s love – that are necessary, appropriate and effective in our time and place. As a Deacon he sees his role as bringing the concerns of the world to the Church, proclaiming the healing message of Christ, and supporting his Christian sisters and brothers as we all engage in the diakonia of all the baptized.
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