Introducing The Reverend Liz Hamel
I was ordained a deacon in 2014, and served at Christ Church Cathedral until my ordination to the priesthood in 2016. Before coming to All Saints as interim Priest in charge, I was a curate and then Assistant Priest at St. John’s Shaughnessy. I was the Anglican Chaplain at Vancouver General Hospital From 2015 until 2017 I was the Anglican Chaplain at Vancouver General Hospital. I hold an M.Div. from the Vancouver School of Theology. Before my ordination, I studied nursing at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology (Dip. Nursing), and at Dalhousie University (B.N.), and worked as a nurse in Nova Scotia for several years. At the same time, my interest in music was growing, and I eventually moved to B.C. to study music at UBC (B.Mus.). Since 1989, I have worked as a singer, recorder player, music teacher, and music producer.
I spent my early adult years away from the church, but after the birth of my son I became more curious about how God was working in my life. Although raised in the Presbyterian Church, I was drawn to the beauty of the liturgy and theology of the Anglican tradition, and I happily make the Anglican Church my spiritual home.
I am married to Keith, a musician, and we have four grown children.
I am honoured to be serving the All Saint’s Ladner congregation, and I look forward to getting to know everyone as together we worship God and seek to further God’s mission in the world.