The Rev. David Cooke BA MDiv
Rev. David comes to us from Hamilton, Ontario, where a 150m tall escarpment is called “the mountain,” so he’s pleased to be among real mountains for a change. Before being ordained by Hamilton Conference and coming to Revelstoke, David spent two years as a hospital chaplain at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, working primarily in mental health and addictions. He received his Master of Divinity from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto in 2014, and before that received a BA in English literature and creative writing from York University.
David is very passionate about music, having taken up the violin at 5 years old and progressing from there to the viola, singing, and guitar, among many others. These days he mostly plays guitar and sings, and he especially loves Irish folk ballads and/or punk rock. He also has a love of hiking, biking, and canoeing, and over the past years he’s picked up snowboarding and so feels quite at home here. His other interests include video & board games (his favourites are the Dragon Age series, Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons), cooking (he became vegetarian 10 years ago after a short stint working in a meat processing plant), and good craft beer (he wishes BC brewers would make more Irish red ales).
David and his husband, Christopher, were married in 2013.
You might recognize Theresa from her work with the Revelstoke Hospice Society or from a number of volunteer gigs around town. She has a passion for deathcaring, social justice, community engagement, nature and outdoor activities. She and her partner have a couple of Revelstoke winter's under their belts and are now proud homeowners. She is excited to join the awesome community at the Revelstoke United Church.