Fr. Robert Allore, SJ. – Pastor
I arrived at St. Marks Parish and the University of British Columbia in January of 2012 after a decade on the campus of the University of Toronto. My university studies began in biology at the University of Ottawa. Upon completion of my studies in Ottawa I moved to the University of Toronto where I obtained a PhD in Immunology. After several years of research activity, I joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). I was ordained to the priesthood in 2001. Before moving to Vancouver, I worked for several years at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital investigating the genetics of nervous system development. During those years I also assisted the Catholic chaplain at the Newman Centre, the University of Toronto. It is a pleasure and an honour to be associated with the young and growing parish of St. Marks and the Catholic chaplaincy at UBC. The Science and Faith Reflection group, which meets throughout the academic year, is one of my favourite projects at St. Marks.
Fr. Michael Rosinski, SJ – Pastor
A native of the Niagara peninsula, Fr. Michael entered the Society of Jesus in 1994 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. He has served as a teacher and chaplain at both of the Canadian Jesuits’ high schools in Winnipeg and Montreal. He has also had shorter pastoral assignments in Jamaica, South Sudan and at Loyola Retreat House in Guelph. He has received his PhD in Canon Law from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa with his thesis on Due Process Administering Discipline in Religious Institutes. He is now currently Assistant Pastor and Chaplain of St. Mark’s Parish and the UBC Catholic Campus Ministry.
Fr. Bill Wilson, SJ – Pastor
Rowena Delicana: Administrative Assistant
Rowena is an active parishioner, Usher/Greeter volunteer and member of the Catholic Women’s League at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Burnaby. From 2010-2015, she was the secretary of their CWL council, got a one year break and back to assuming the same position again this 2017. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in the Philippines, she worked at Procter & Gamble, Phil, then at Environmental Consulting Firms and Laboratories in the San Francisco Bay area for about 7 years. Her family moved to Vancouver BC in 1996 where she got to explore a supervisory career in the mining industry. In 2009, deciding on a career change, she got her Real Estate Trading Services license from the UBC Sauder School of Business. Working on her own time, she has been serving sellers, buyers and investors alike in all their real estate needs since. It is her pleasure and privilege to be helping here at St. Mark’s Parish!
Kevin Eng, Coordinator of Music Ministry
Kevin’s passion for teaching music and performing became a reality in 2005 when he left his full time job in software development and began teaching, arranging, performing, and directing music full time. Prior to that year, he had been performing as a musician for wedding ceremonies and special events, as a keyboard player in the orchestra for music theatre performances, and was involved in music ministry for St. Paul’s church in Richmond as a piano player during Sunday service and worship leader for their youth retreats. He currently serves as the music director at St. Mark’s College chapel on the University of British Columbia campus, and teaches music privately and at the Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, B.C. He has had classical training in piano, and holds the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) teacher’s diploma.
In Memory of Fr. Michael Stogre, SJ. – Pastor; June 28, 1944 – June 24, 2015
. A faithful servant, shepherd and leader – touching the lives of so many. He will be greatly missed by the St. Mark’s community. May he rest in eternal peace and joy. Read about his life here…