The Rev'd Taras Pakholchuk was ordained to the diaconate on June 13, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. Originally from Ukraine, Taras emigrated to Canada in his late teens. He now lives in Powell River, BC where he works with a regional roofing company as an estimator. He serves the parish of St. David & St. Paul, Powell River.
Standing with Taras are The Most Rev'd Melissa Skelton, Archbishop of New Westminster and The Ven. Bruce Morris, Archdeacon for Deacons.