Sorrento Centre


VIsion, Mission & Strategic Directions

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Officially adopted at the Annual General Meeting of Associates on 12 May 2012 - other formats see here »


Director's welcome here »
The Board of Directors here »
Governance here » / Bylaws here »
Mission, Vision & Strategic Directions here »
Associates & Friends of Sorrento Centre here »
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Christopher Lind
February 25, 1953 - July 11, 2014

Christopher Lind


See full announcement of Chris's passing here » and obituary in The Anglican here »

Dirk Tensen Rinehart Pidcock
February 1, 1939 - September 18, 2014
Dirk Tensen Rinehart Pidcock
February 1, 1939 - September 18, 2014
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dirk (Rinehart) Pidcock, Sorrento Centre’s Director from 1978 to 1984. Dirk died on September 18 at his home in Kaslo. Long time Associates of Sorrento will remember Dirk for his wonderful leadership, gentle spirit, and his love of birds, nature and animals (including the bunnies, chickens and goats he raised at the Centre). He was a wonderful person who was instrumental in helping make Sorrento what it has been over the years and is today. Sorrento Centre community expresses its gratitude and thanksgiving for the ministry of Dirk, and to Karen and the children for their contribution to Sorrento Centre. Read more here »

Sorrento Centre - Board of Directors

Annual General Meeting May 2017

The 2016 AGM was held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Sorrento Centre, 1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC

The following special resolution that will be proposed at the May 2017 AGM:

  • BE IT RESOLVED as a special resolution that the Bylaws of the Society be altered by deleting the current Bylaws and replacing them with the Bylaws attached.
  • DIRECT LINK to proprosed bylaws - view and/or download here »
  • View the previous bylaws (2010) - here »
  • ALL ASSOCIATES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND the Annual General Meetings. Associates of the Centre have voice and vote at the meeting as long as Associates Membership is up to date. See Associates page here »
Board of Directors for Sorrento Centre for 2016-2017

The current Board of Directors consists of the following appointed and elected members:

  • New appointees: Bishop’s of British Columbia appointee Bianca Cowan (Vancouver), Edmonton Bishop’s appointee Brian Laver (Edmonton), Calgary Bishop’s appointee Elizabeth Short (Calgary), Alberta Youth Representative appointed by Edmonton Bishop Iliana Pappas (Edmonton)
  • Remaining appointees continuing: James Cowan, Len Fraser, Jennifer Sirges, Jaime Miller Elected Board members: Rick Barr, Heather Esposito, Karl Maier, Paul Nahirney, Sarah Williams
  • Staff support: Executive Director, Louise Peters and Associate Director, Melissa Green both sit on the Board of Directors as staff, supporting the work of the Board and have voice but not vote.
  • A summary of the October meeting is available in the most recent Sorrento Centre emailer - see here »



Bishop Cruickshank
James David Cruickshank 1936-2015
  • We are saddened to hear and share that Bishop Jim Cruickshank died peacefully December 30, 2015. A service was held at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver on January 16 @ 3 pm - details here »

    In 1965 Jim founded Sorrento Centre and was Director of the Centre through 1973. He has been a friend, teacher, mentor and holy presence in this holy place ever since. We give great thanks for his life and ministry and ask that you join us in offering prayers of thanksgiving for his life and prayers for his family at this time. See Diocese of New Westminster here »

Dr Ashleigh Roundhill
Dr. Ashleigh Roundhill 1930-2015
  • Before Christmas we received the sad news that Ashleigh Roundhill died on December 21, 2015. Ashleigh's history with Sorrento Centre goes back to the early years and we give thanks for his life and ministry here and for his children and grandchildren who he has introduced to this holy place.

    A service of Thanksgiving for Ashleigh's life was held at St. John the Divine at 2 pm on January 9, 2016. Please join us in offering prayers of thanksgiving for Ashleigh's life and ministry and prayers for his family and friends as they grieve his death. We share with you his obituary and remember all that he gifted to this world. See also Victoria Times Colonist »

Ruth Fenton Zenger
Ruth Fenton Zenger 1934-2015
  • Before Christmas we received the sad news that Ruth Zenger, a long time supporter and volunteer of the Centre died on December 19, 2015; the 10th anniversary of the death of her husband and best friend Herbert Alan Zenger. Ruth has cared for our archives for a number of years with much dedication for which we give thanks.

    A memorial service will take place at St. George Anglican Church, Cadboro Bay at 2pm on 16 January 2016. Distribution of ashes will be in the Sorrento Centre Memorial Garden at a later date. Please join us in prayers of thanksgiving for Ruth's life and ministry and prayers for her family and friends as they grieve her death. We share with you her obituary and remember all that she gifted to this world. See also here »