The Rev. Neil Gray, Rector May 6th 2003

The Reverend Neil Gray,

Fr. Neil has been rector of Holy Trinity since May 2003. He moved to White Rock from Vancouver’s West End where he had been at St. Paul’s Church since 1988. More info >>

“The Role of your Rector” brochure is now available: download here in PDF format.


The Reverend Paul Richards

The Reverend Paul Richards grew up in Vancouver and completed his undergraduate degree in history at Simon Fraser University before embarking on a twenty six year career in the RCMP. He worked throughout Canada (including the Arctic) and abroad. He is a veteran of both Kosovo and Afghanistan, and completed his Master of Arts degree from the Royal Military College of Canada. After retiring from the police he worked as a Director of Operations in BC Emergency Health Services. As a member of the Anglican Church of Canada, he has worshiped in Ontario, the Yukon, NWT, and White Rock and abroad, holding positions of lay leadership in his home parish of Holy Trinity White Rock prior to his ordination in 2015 as a deacon in the Diocese of New Westminster.

As the deacon for Holy Trinity, he is engaged in different ministries and pastoral care while he continues his graduate studies at Simon Fraser University. He remains very active in community organizations, including St. John Ambulance, Scouts Canada and the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. He and his wife Lenore live in Surrey and have two Bernese Mountain Dogs.

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Jann Callaghan Cullen
Parish Secretary

Jann is our Parish Secretary.  She also works as an Income Tax Consultant and is a Certified Genealogical Records Analyst.  Her background is in business management and operations.  In addition, Jann is an avid Genealogical researcher, specializing in historical and geographical records analysis.

At Holy Trinity our Secretary is the first contact between the church and our parishioners, and Jann’s goal is to make sure each and every person knows that they are a welcome part of our Holy Trinity community. As well as reception and telephones, Jann handles most paperwork, from preparing the weekly bulletins, to making schedules, flyers, notices, updating parish lists, and maintaining the Vital Records registers. 


Ulo Valdma
Organist and Choir Director

Mr. Valdma was born in Sweden, grew up in Toronto, studied at the Conservatory, and University of Toronto, resulting in an A.R.C.T., B.Ed., M.Mus., MA (University of Toronto) and M.L.S. (Kent State). He has taught at Douglas College and at present teaches music theory at the Jean Lyons School of Music in Vancouver ( and at the Langley Community Music School (

In addition to music, Mr. Valdma's interests include various sports, collecting minerals and photography. Photocards by Mr. Valdma are available at some local retail outlets.

Joan MacLeod

Joan is Caretaker of Holy Trinity Church and has been for the past five years. Joan loves her job and likes keeping the Church, halls and meeting rooms clean! Joan also loves the people at the church and knows she is very much appreciated