Our Staff



The Rev. Dr. Laura J. Hermakin

Laura was an experienced priest of this Diocese having served at St. John’s Anglican Church in Salmon Arm. She had also served parishes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta brought many gifts to our life as a congregation. She is a person of deep faith who brings particular strengths in pastoral relationships and ministry among children and youth.

The Hermakins

Richard and Laura

Laura celebrated her first service with us on March 11th, 2012

During her ministry at WVSM Laura completed academic studies, and in April 2019, earned a Degree of Doctor of Ministry in the Saskatoon Theological Union at St. Andrew’s College.  Her thesis was “Characteristics of Successful Ecumenical Shared Ministry.”

At the inaugural meeting of the Pacific Mountain Region in May 2019, Rev. Laura was accepted by transferring from another denomination as a minister of The United Church of Canada.

     Rev. Laura accepted a call to Esquimalt United Church effective October 1, 2019. 

      Laura’s faith leadership at WVSM over the past seven years has truly been a blessing to us and we are sorry to see her go.

      With blessings, Laura, go with God