Reverend Nancy Talbot

Nancy has been the lead minister at Mount Seymour since 2004. Ordained in 1995, she has a natural, unpretentious way of leading worship, a spontaneous sense of humour and a passion for helping people connect with their faith in ways that shape and form their living. She is curious about new and creative ways of being church while staying rooted in the Christian tradition and is always up for a good theological conversation. A practitioner of Ignatian Spirituality, she values exploring the many ways people connect with the sacred both inside and outside of the church.

Nancy lives in North Vancouver with her partner Brenda, their two children Nathan and Joel, and their guinea pig Fuzzy.

Nancy can be reached at or by calling her confidential work phone: 604-929-4114.


Reverend Carla Wilks

Carla is our Associate Minister of Community Outreach and Pastoral Care.

She began at Mt. Seymour with us in November 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UBC and graduated from the Vancouver School of Theology with her Masters of Theological Studies in 1998. She has spent time working in the church in Hanover and Durham, Ontario, and in a variety of volunteer positions at South Burnaby (now Jubilee) United Church.

She has a warm and welcoming personality and is approachable and easy to talk to.

She is passionate about hearing and seeing how people live out what it means to be Christian in our current context.

Carla lives in Burnaby with her two teenage daughters, Angela and Heather.

Carla can be reached at | 604.340.4009


Anne Ellis

Anne is the Children, Youth and Family Minister at Mt Seymour. She leads her amazing team of leaders by encouraging the same wonder, curiosity, and exploration of faith as the leaders do with the children.

Anne has a Bachelors of Divinity from the Heythrop College; London, England and a Certificate in Education and Liturgical Ministry from the Center for Christian Studies; Winnipeg, Manitoba. She leads spiritual practices at Mt Seymour as well. Anne is a mum, artist, writer, avid reader, knitter, gardener and cat lover.


Anne can be reached at | 604-319-2048

Julian Pattison (Music Minister)

Julian is our Music Minister. He found his passion for music at an early age. His piano style combines elements of pop, jazz, Latin, blues, gospel and folk; his secondary instruments include voice, guitar, percussion and organ. For over twenty years, Julian has served as a music leader to United Church congregations and regional/national events. Several of his compositions have been included in the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum as well as the More Voices hymnbook.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Capilano University, a Grade 10 Piano Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Royal Roads University. When not leading music at Mount Seymour, Julian can be found accompanying the Higher Ground Women’s Ensemble, emulating Oscar Peterson and Billy Joel at local cocktail receptions and weddings, and accompanying choirs in his community. He is a manager with the Greater Vancouver YMCA and continues to be a popular choice for on-call music opportunities within BC and beyond.