The Chapel's 2023 AGM was held on Saturday, May 6th. Here's my Chaplain's Report:
As I look back on 2022, I see the hand of God on the YVR Chapel ministry in so
many ways. As Covid retreated and passenger traffic and employee numbers
increased, God gave us strength to respond to people coming into the Chapel, even
as our open hours increased from eight hours to 18 hours a day. I am grateful to our six board members and seven associate chaplains who remained faithful all during the year to serve where God had called them. Special thanks goes to Chair Catriona Day, Vice-chair Don Hanberg, Sec/Treas. Rosalind Wee and Co-chaplain David Holliday who led the Chapel Team when I was away. I am also grateful to Drew Pankrath of YVR Airport Authority and Steve Saunders & the Public Safety Officers who made our daily operations possible.
As for memorable events of 2022, there are several:
prospective volunteers for a training session with Drew Pankrath. He arranged
for us to be royally treated in the airport's best meeting room, included a tasty
lunch, and then presented a cool slide show to bring us up to date with YVR's
plans for the near future. Bless you Drew!
I believe that God has been watching over us and has provided enough Chapel team
members and financial support to serve the YVR Community over the past year. I also believe that He will continue to supply all our needs as we strive to live out the calling that He has placed on us to serve Him through the Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy.
Thank you, God, for the opportunity to serve at YVR and to lead this wonderful team