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Tasha Carrothers, Vicar

A life-long Anglican, Tasha was ordained in June 2019 and became vicar at St. Mary Magdalene’s in March 2021. Before that, she was Missioner for Parish Development with the Diocese of New Westminster and a trainer with the School for Parish Development. Tasha has a BA in Anthropology from McGill University and MDiv from Vancouver School of Theology. She also has a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language from Vancouver Community College.

In fall 2023 she joined her first choir, Maddalena’s Descant. Her family consists of her partner Mary Ann and their two young adult children, Hal and Levi. We live in Vancouver, just off Main Street, in a housing coop.

Tasha works Sunday through Wednesday, and is happy to meet up for coffee and conversation. Contact Tasha at

Dave Dagta, musician

Dave is a composer, arranger, keyboardist, and a bandurria player. He has written works for solo, chamber, choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, and rondalla. Currently a doctoral student at UBC, Dave earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition at the University of the Philippines and his Master’s Degree in Composition and Graduate Certificate in Music Theory at Michigan State University.

Dave’s favourite foods are pho, ramen, Korean barbecue, pad thai, and steamed dumplings.

He joined St. Mary Magdalene’s as musician in December 2022.

Volunteer Leaders

Sean Lynn, Vicar’s Warden | Marianne Huestis, People’s Warden | Ann Halfnights, Treasurer

No church can function without dedicated volunteers. The Wardens and Treasurer support the Vicar and share the pastoral and spiritual concerns of the Parish. They are also responsible for building, finances and record-keeping.