Tamsen (Thomi) Glover has been a priest since 1990, and a Gulf Islander since ’82 when she and her husband, John bought recreational property on Mayne Island. They moved there full time in 2008.
Following several years as a parish priest in Vancouver and Manila, Thomi became an active Associate Faculty member in the School of Leadership at Royal Roads University on Vancouver Island. Over the years, Thomi regularly acted for the Willingham’s, in the parishes on Mayne, and Galiano, and is delighted to have the opportunity to serve the people and parish of St Margaret’s, and the broader community on Galiano island, on a more permanent basis.
Thomi has pursued an interest in the connections between Eastern and Western spiritual thinking and practice for many years, and recently spent retreat time with Lama Mark Weber at Crystal Mountain. She has also spent several months in an Ashram in the BC interior. She particularly enjoys the multi-faith atmosphere of Galiano, and hopes her interests, and experience will enable her to make some contribution to the greater spiritual community of Galiano.
As well, Thomi is a part-time leadership, executive consultant, and life/spiritual coach, working independently, and as an Associate Faculty Member of Royal Roads University. She hopes her “bigger” life gives her a broader perspective to what it might mean to be a spiritual resource in our time and place. Though she lives on Mayne, she and John, and their labradoodle, Ginger, spend long weekends at least twice monthly on Galiano, in addition to other Sunday’s.
Thomi welcomes an opportunity to chat over coffee in the Emporium; a glass of something else in the pub is always welcome!