Our Leadership Team

Caitlin Beck, warden

Caitlin (she/her, he/him, they/them) is starting their 3rd year as warden and he has been involved since the start, 6+ years ago. She says, “Sacred Earth Camp is close to my heart: I love seeing how children and young people live out their vocations in the Church  wider community.”

Brynn Craffey, mutual aid and solidarity

Brynn (he/him/they/them) is a theology student and avid member of Salal + Cedar since 2019. Brynn was ordained a transitional deacon in 2021 in the Diocese of New Westminster, where he is hoping to practice a ministry centered on eco-justice, Indigenous reconciliation, and Queer affirmation.

Laurel Dykstra, priest

Laurel (no pronouns) started Salal + Cedar as a place for sacramental practice in nature and concrete action for ecological justice, but found community along the way. Laurel is our only year-round employee, and is responsible for both the big picture and coordinating moving parts.

Galina Freed, warden

Galina (she/her) has been involved with for nearly two years, after searching for a community of faith committed to climate justice and creation care. Galina has bravely made a commitment to serve on the core decision-making team.

Victoria Marie, mutual aid and solidarity

Vikki (she/her) has been involved with S+C from early on. She has a heart for justice, art and learning and is serving on our mutual aid and solidarity team making decisions about how we redistribute money. Rev. Dr. Marie is a priest and founder of our sibling community, Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin.

Elizabeth Mathers, deacon

In addition diaconal duties, Elizabeth (she/her) tends our Coleman Creek habitat restoration project, leads contemplative walks and keeps the Celtic wheel of the year. She is drawn to the community’s celebration of the Sacred in Creation and has been a part of the community from the earliest stages.

Bunny Wilder, treasurer

Bunny (they/them) has been hanging out with S+C in various capacities for sundry exploits since 2018, and is currently serving as treasurer. S+C’s heart for justice is what drew them to the community, and the queerness and neurodiversity have kept them coming back. Bunny has never been a treasurer before.

Corvus Corax, common raven

At S+C our practice of Watershed Discipleship means that we take seriously listening to the wisdom of the creatures, plants, geology and waterways of Coast Salish territory and that we seek to follow Indigenous leadership in caring for and defending the land.