One of the great things about our community is that people here genuinely care about each other.

Whether it’s with one of our pastors or a gifted and trained member with a heart for others, there are people here who would love to walk alongside you. The primary way we provide care is through our Care Team.

Care Team

Our Care Team is made up of compassionate women and men who have been equipped with the skills to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care.

Care Team members provide care through listening, encouraging, and praying. This can be for a few meetings, or in an ongoing capacity. They meet with one person at a time on a weekly basis. To be clear, our Care Team members are not counsellors or trained professionals.

Who should seek out the Care Team?

The Care Team is for anyone who needs a consistent, caring spiritual friendship. You can think of Care Team members as people dedicated to the charge of St. Paul in Galatians 6:2, “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” In our context, these burdens could be:

  • Persistent physical or mental illness
  • Grieving the loss of dreams for family or a future that is perpetually unfulfilled
  • Grieving the physical death of a loved one
  • Financial strain
  • Difficult work relationships or situations
  • Difficult family relationships or situations
  • Weighty life decisions (i.e. moving cities, career changes, having children)
  • Addiction (substance abuse, technology, pornography)
  • A difficult breakup (or divorce)
  • Loneliness (i.e. being new to Vancouver; trouble making friends; new parents)
  • Spiritual dryness and feelings of abandonment by God
  • Other sinful habits that require consistent accountability

Here are additional resources we have available:

Meet with a Pastor

Pastoral appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 9am-4:30pm and on Sunday afternoons. If you would like to talk or pray with a pastor, set up a time by emailing


When you’re in a crisis, the last thing you need to worry about is what to eat. If you are in need of a meal or two, or more email or call (604) 800-5308 and we will connect with you.

Financial Support

St. Peter’s Fireside sets aside a certain portion of its budget to provide financial support to individuals and families with demonstrated need. Needs that will be considered include: an accident that results in financial needs, an unavoidable unemployment situation, legitamate financial difficulties, counselling, special education training, prescribed medical treatments and related expenses.

Counsellor Recommendations

Anne Shannon
(604) 537-4646
Specialization: Identity, relational dynamics, trauma, cross-cultural issues

CHG Psychotherapy
Cathryn Gifford
(778) 230-5742
Specialization: Trauma

Mihaela Launeanu
(778) 707-5360

New Story Counselling
Michele Holding

Rob Brooks
Construct Counselling
(604) 825-7284

Lyn Unger
Blossom Counselling
Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Family Dynamics, Certified Grief Counselling Specialist

Ashley Crozier
Ashley Crozier Counselling
Works with: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Grief and Loss, Trauma

Andrea Lauren Yeung
Andrea Lauren Yeung, RCC
Services: Anxiety, Attachment, Communication, Family Issues, Loss, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Women’s Issues

We want to help!

If you need help connecting with resources for care or would like to receive pastoral care or spiritual direction, please let us know by filling out this request for an initial care meeting.

St. Peter's Fireside