Clergy, Staff, Vestry


Rector: The Reverend Dale Yardy

Dale was inducted as our sixteenth Rector in November 2013. Prior to his arrival at Holy Trinity Cathedral he served as Rector of St John’s, Sardis (2005-2013) and Assistant Priest of St Paul’s in the Westend, Vancouver (2003-2005).

Upon completion of his Theological Degree at St Francis’ Theological College in Brisbane, QLD Australia, he was ordained in 1999 in the Diocese of Grafton, NSW, Australia, where he spent the next three years in full time ministry before moving to Canada.

Dale is currently undertaking Spiritual Direction studies in the Jungian Christian Mystic Tradition at The Haden Institute. He is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Trainer, and a certified Leadership Development Coach. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the theatre, swimming, playing piano, watching the hockey, and having friends over for dinner.

Dale is passionate about building meaningful and intentional connections with the local neighbourhood, and is committed to an inclusive and open vision of the Church, that inspires the human soul to soar, and to become more fully all that it was created to be.


Adjunct Priest: The Reverend Neil Fernyhough

The Revd Neil Fernyhough was ordained in 2000, and served for many years as an intentional interim priest-in-charge at a variety of parishes throughout the diocese. He obtained advanced degrees in New Testament Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Neil currently is employed as Manager of Community Programs at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey.


Honorary Deacon: The Reverend Carole Nielson

Carole has been active in both parish and diocesan life for many years. A graduate in Education from UBC, she has used her training in public schools, university, and especially in Christian Education and other programs in the church. Working with people of all ages has enabled her to experience the wonders of ministry in our Lord’s name.

Carole has been a leader in several areas in the diocese: Chair of the Program Committee and Evangelism Unit. She served on the Christian Education and Administration and Finance committees. She was also Chair and President of the Board of Directors at Camp Artaban. Nationally, she served a term on the Anglican Journal Board of Advisors., and attended a Conference for women in Winnipeg.

Carole served as Pastoral Associate at St. Christopher’s for over twenty years. Her ministry included inter-generational programs such as Christian Education, organizing parish events and worship services, Baptism and Confirmation preparation, and organizing youth activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award program. At present she is one of the co-ordinators of the Breakfast Club at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and assisting with coaching long-distance and cross-country runners at St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby.



Rector’s Warden: Carla Jones

People’s Warden: Sybil Collett

Assistant Wardens: Birgit Petersen and Mikhael Magaril


Parish Secretary: Marcia Janson

Music Director: George Ryan

Envelope Secretary: Susan Stensgaard