People


 

Minister

Rev. David Cooke  B.A.  M.Div.

Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

dcooke519@gmail.com

 

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 M.Div. from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto in 2014, and before that received a BA in English literature from York University.

David has a passion for 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 indie folk music. He also has a love of hiking, biking, and canoeing, so he’s quite excited to be living in Revelstoke. He's learned how to snowboard since coming here and hasn't seriously hurt himself yet (we'll see if that stays true). Other interest include video & board games (his favourites are the Dragon Age series, Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons and Dragons), cooking (he is vegetarian after an unpleasant stint working in a meat processing plant when he was younger), and good craft beer (so far, he really likes the Attila the Honey from Mt. Begbie Brewery). In the community, David sings with the community choir, serves on the board of directors for the Revelstoke Hospice Society, and also serves as the contact for the Peace and Justice working unit of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery.

David and his husband, Christopher, were married in 2013. They are both look forward to many exciting years in Revelstoke.


 

Secretary

Stacey Thomas

Monday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

revelstokeuc@telus.net

Stacey comes to us from Brisbane, Australia where she was a Strength and Conditioning and Rehabilitation Personal Trainer as well as the Allied Health Coordinator/Administrator at the independent Wellness Centre she worked at for about 12 years. She moved to Canada in search of a change and to fulfill her joy of snowboarding.

She initially arrived in Jasper, Alberta where she worked at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for around a year before making the move to Revelstoke with her now boyfriend. Stacey has fell in love the mountains and the Canadian way of life, keeping active by snowboarding, biking, exploring the many hiking trails and being out on the water. She also works part-time for the City of Revelstoke running the After-School Program for 6-10 year old children at the Recreation Centre.


 

Music Director

Marvin Dickau  A.Mus.  RPR  CMP

 

Marvin has had a lifelong involvement in music; he began to study of Piano and Theory at age 10 and learned how to play the organ and how to conduct at age 19 under the top teachers of the time. He received his A.Mus in 1972 from University of Alberta. Before coming to Revelstoke, he has been the Minister of Music at churches in Medicine Hat, Calgary, and Kelowna. He has founded and/or directed many choirs, both Church and community, for all ages and voices. He has been Musical Director for many musicals and the organist for the Medicine Hat Tigers hockey team. He has also composed a number of anthems and vocal solos.