St. David's Anglican Church, Tsawwassen, B.C.

Clergy At St. David's Anglican Church


Interim Pastor- Reverend Denise Doerksen

Denise has been appointed by Bishop Skelton as Interm-Priest-in-Charge of St. David's, Delta, as of February 26, 2016.  Prior to her appointment to St. David's, Denise served for over two years as Assistant to the Rector at St. Mark, Ocean Park.  She has also held positions in ministry at St. George, Maple Ridge, St. Aidan, Moose Jaw, St. Matthew, Regina and, in 2003, as Incumbent St. Luke, Saskatoon.  She began her ministry in 1994 as Co-Pastor/Founder of Aldergrove Vineyard Fellowship.

Denise holds a Master of Divinity degree (2008) from Emmanuel St. Chad College, Saskatoon, a BA in Art Studies (1981) from Bethel college and Seminary in Roseville, Minnesota, a BA in Christian Ministries from Northwestern College (1984), also in Roseville, Minnesota.

Her ministry experience includes work as a "Godly Play" Facilitator and Trainer (recently), as a mentor, tutor and program founder for Refugee/Immigrant Services, as a Canadian Forces Chaplain, in small group leadership training, and in church planting.  She has also served as a steering committee member, board member and a "circle" member on the South Saskatchewan Circle of Support and Accountability.

Denise's interests are many and include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, knitting, reading, language study, pottery and art.


To contact Reverend Doerksen, call 604-943-4737 or email



Deacon Steve Thompson
I was born in Vancouver and lived in the Vancouver area all of my life. I went to work for the Canadian National Railway right out of High School and worked for them for 32 years, as a Carman. I repaired the rolling stock, this includes from air brakes to steel fabrication. I also taught First Aid and manned a First Aid post. I joined and coached First Aid teams and one year even won the National Championship.

I’ve been a member of St. David’s for many years. While at St. David’s I have worked as a volunteer in many roles. My main ministry is working at the Senior’s Service, where I serve at the Altar with the Priest.

I have also discerned a call to Ordained Ministry with the Diaconate. I have done six, six- week semester courses with the Rev. Dr. Richard Leggett. I have also completed a four year Education for Ministry course. In 2012 I graduated Education for Ministry and was ordained a week later.

I look forward to continue to serve the congregation of St. David’s.


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