Welcome to WPGUC. With open doors, open minds and open hearts, the church has welcomed worshippers from the West Point Grey community and beyond for over 100 years. Whether you are a committed Christian, a spiritual seeker, a member of the WPG community or from farther away, we hope you will join our faith community at worship on Sundays or as a participant in one of our many church activities. Whoever you are and from wherever you are, join us on our journey and find yourself at home.
West Point Grey United Church is proud to be a part of Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble, a network of churches who publically, intentionally, and explicitly support and welcome people of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
West Point Grey United Church strives to be a safe, welcoming place for all people to worship, work and witness inclusive of race, creed, age, cultural background, gender, or sexual orientation in all aspects of our ministry. May you find here a warm community of faith, a place of encounter with the Sacred and encouragement for our faith journey together.
Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho
The Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho joined us in ministry at West Point Grey United Church in August 2018. He brings rich pastoral experience from such various pastoral charges as Toronto Korean and churches in South Western and Central Ontario.
As a progressive theologian, he explores contemporary biblical scholarship to provide interpretation of scripture, reflective preaching, meaningful liturgy and compassionate pastoral care. He has a passion for exploring the mission of the church, care of creation, interfaith dialogue, welcoming diversity, intercultural ministry and reconciliation with First Nations.
Hyuk holds a B.Th (theology and philosophy), M.Div. (theology), MTS (theology) and Th. D. in constructive theology and missiology from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. He has published academic papers on becoming an intercultural church, on mission and on interfaith dialogue. Recently he has contributed a chapter on the United Church of Canada’s mission beyond Canada in the upcoming textbook on Theology of the United Church of Canada. In his leisure time, he enjoys music, art and woodworking.
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Director of Music
Siiri Rebane was born in Estonia where she received her Masters in Piano Performance from Estonian Music Academy before moving to the United States to pursue her doctoral studies in Organ Performance and Conducting.
Throughout her career, Siiri has led church music programmes as a music director, organist, pianist, choir director, and worship band leader. From 1995 to 2021 she held the position of Music Director/ Organist at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church in North Vancouver.
Siiri has worked and collaborated with various choirs and orchestras as a singer, an accompanist or a conductor in Europe and Canada. She was a singer and accompanist for Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, associate conductor and accompanist for BC Boys Choir and Coastal Sound Music Academy. As an organist, she collaborated with Estonian State Symphony, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, “Ellerhein” Girls Choir, and others.
Siiri is currently the director of the choral programme at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Siiri is active as an accompanist for choirs, individual singers, and instrumentalists. She is a BC Registered Music Teacher in piano and organ.
Sonia di Tullio-Zelichowska
My name is Sonia di Tullio-Zelichowska. As the Office Coordinator I am delighted with my association with West Point Grey United Church.
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil of Italian parents and have resided in Vancouver for the past 40 years.
My work experience has primarily been that of an administrative assistant working in various companies and organizations including the Provost Office at UBC.
The clerical and management role requires multi-tasking but communicating, supporting and responding to the staff and the congregation is what I most eagerly anticipate.
As we come to the end of the Covid-19 epidemic I hope to more fully complete that aspect as well. I look forward to getting to know you and working with this Faith Community.
604-224-4388 ext. 1
Intercultural Ministry Coordinator
My Name is Linda Liang (梁志遐). I am married. My family moved Canada from Beijing, China in 2010. I have a son. I am the Coordinator of Intercultural Ministry of West Point Grey United Church. I have been in the position since 2014. Although it is very challenging, I like it very much. It has great meaning to me. I have been worked toward this ministry with all my effort and hearts. This ministry is to provide support for the Intercultural event and activities such as the Sunday Worship, Lunar New Year Celebration, Canada Day Celebration, Christmas Family Gathering, ESL Class etc. In order to bridge ministry with the community and the church to gather for spiritual opportunities. I decided to study in VST (Vancouver School of Theology) for the Certificate of Theology from 2016 to 2018. Now I still keep my study in VST to equip myself in the knowledge of the Bible and Christianity of the United Church of Canada and its Worship Service. That helps me to become a valued member of this faith community and beyond. I have led Chinese Bible Study every Monday for 3.5 years. Other than that I keep my different hobbies in my daily life: yoga, reading, dancing and singing. I hope that you can come to the church and meet new friends in this big family.