Meet the Clergy

 

Our priest is Archdeacon Stephen Muir.

Stephen grew up in North Vancouver and attended Hamilton Junior Secondary in the 1970’s and graduated from Carson Graham Senior Secondary in 1980.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and Master of Divinity degree from Vancouver School of Theology. He recently completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto, with a focus on lay leadership in small churches.

He was ordained in 1997 and has worked in churches in Edmonton, Kamloops, West Vancouver, and Vancouver. In addition to being the Rector of St Agnes, he is also the Archdeacon for Capilano.

He is married to Shannon Muir, a speech language pathologist. They have two adult sons, Adam and Jacob. They also have a standard poodle named Django.

Stephen is an avid drummer and plays in a local R&B band, a jazz combo called Original Blend, and the Deep Cove Big Band.

 

Our Deacon is the Reverend Lizz Lindsay.

Lizz was ordained a vocational non-stipendiary(volunteer) deacon in 1996 and is involved with a number of ministries in the community.

She is chaplain to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 (Burnaby) and is a founding member of the Metro Vancouver Alliance, as well as a member of the Lynn Valley Community Association. She is the past-president of the North Shore Disability Resource Centre and current chair of the NSDRC Foundation.

For the past few years her focus and passion has been with Sharing Abundance, a meal ministry that serves hundreds of meals every month to the needy and lonely of the North Shore.

 

Our Curate is the Reverend Sharon Smith

The Reverend Sharon Smith joined our team on August 1, 2017. Ordained a transitional Deacon on June 24, Sharon will be with us for the next two years as our half time Curate. A Curate is like an apprentice Priest, and Sharon will likely be ordained a Priest next year. She participates in all aspects of St Agnes activities and ministries, including worship, pastoral care, children’s programs, and more.

Prior to attaining her Master’s in Theological Studies, Sharon practiced as an Occupational Therapist in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Vancouver, Canada. She has a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from UBC with a focus on mental health recovery and spirituality.

In her down time, Sharon loves creating mixed media paintings, knitting, crochet and baking. She has a wonderful network of friends with whom she laughs, exercises and dances.