The People

Senior Minister Rev. Carrie Hunter

Rev. Carrie

People often stop Rev. Carrie on the street to say, "You look familiar. Aren't you that minister who prays?" It has been a source of amusement - but in fact, prayer is the centre of her life and she has a passion for using it and sharing affirmative prayer techniques with others.

She became a minister in 2004 and has been a practitioner since 1997. She was a staff minister at the White Rock Centre for Spiritual Living for a number of years and then founded her own work, The Agape Centre for Spiritual Living in Vancouver. Because of her “straight from the heart” services, she is sought after to do ceremonies - particularly weddings, celebrations of life and baby-blessings. She writes unique, personalized ceremonies for each one she does.

Carrie (as she prefers to be addressed) came to ministry after a long, successful career as a journalist, writer-producer in television, President of the Banff World Television Festival, and a strategic planning, marketing and development consultant. Her work has taken her around the world and back many times. Her clients have included the Vatican's official licensing agency, Illuminata Films; the United Nations as well as major film studios and non-profit agencies. In addition, she is an author and the editor of several books.

She has been a popular guest speaker in many churches/centres in Canada the U.S. and Europe. She teaches spiritual classes, personal growth workshops and is an established life coach.

Carrie also sends out daily prayers to individuals wanting an uplifting and thoughtful moment with which to start or end their day.

Associate Minister Rev. Joanna Drewry

Rev. Carrie

Rev. Joanna was ordained in 2010 by the Rev Dr. Jacqueline Darby of the International Alliance of the Churches of Truth. Rev. Joanna has been a member of the Positive Living Centre of Victoria for more than 10 years and trained for five years under the Rev. Kim Fairrell who served as the Centre's Minister until 2013.

Prior to entering Ministry Rev. Joanna worked for the federal government for 26 years and the Government of British Columbia for 6 years. She worked in a number of departments in communications and policy management, including the Privy Council Office and the Treasury Board Secretariat, and became an EX (executive) with the federal government at a time when few women had entered the ranks of senior management. She has a B.A. in English and History, an Honours B.A. in English and an M.A. in Public Administration. Since retiring she worked as Victoria's contributing writer for Gardens West magazine for 8 years and was active as a Board member of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific for many years, serving as President from 2008-2010.

When Rev. Kim retired Rev. Joanna agreed to serve as Minister while the Positive Living Centre entered into affiliation with Centres for Spiritual Living. She served as Minister for a year as the Centre sought a new Minister through Centres for Spiritual Living.

Rev. Joanna has now received a provisional Minister's License through the Centres for Spiritual Living and is continuing her studies through this organization. She serves as Associate Minister with Rev. Carrie Hunter and is available for prayer treatment, weddings and celebrations of life.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees 2019
President Dwight Whitson
Vice President Mary Mossman
Secretary Arlene Eliuk
Treasurer David Caul
Senior Minister Rev. Carrie Hunter
Member-at-Large Lillian Slanina
Member-at-Large Wendy MacLeod