About Us

CPC enjoys a unique partnership with Trinity Western University, providing students with a solid foundation in the liberal arts, taught from a Catholic perspective, as they work their way towards an undergraduate degree in any one of the 45+ undergraduate majors offered by TWU. Students at CPC can concurrently pursue a Catholic Theological Studies Minor while undertaking their course of studies at TWU.

CPC's sections of TWU courses are taught at our building, nestled next to the Salmon River creek near historic Fort Langley. Over a hundred students currently call Catholic Pacific College home as they pursue their choice of degree programs at TWU. The CPC building has been affectionately nicknamed by students as the Catholic Pacific “cottage”, because of the cosy old house where we come together as a community.


September 1999


tomhamel circle 145Redeemer Pacific College is founded by Tom Hamel who becomes first President of RPC

September 1999

January 2000

Class begins

First classes for Redeemer Pacific begin in Spring 2000

September 2012

New President

Dr. Christine Jones becomes the second President of RPC

September 2012

September 2015

College rebrand

Redeemer Pacific College changes name to Catholic Pacific College

September 2020

Catholic Formation Track

CPC launches new Catholic Formation Track of the Trinity Western University core curriculum.

September 2020


Understanding the Relationship Between CPC and TWU

How does CPC work with TWU?

How does CPC work with TWU?

Catholic Pacific College is a teaching institute for Trinity Western University and is located right at the entrance to the university. CPC provides Catholic courses for the core curriculum, various concentrations, and a Catholic Studies Minor at Trinity Western University. However, at CPC, we offer more than just academics. We have an amazing community of Catholic students who are centred on Christ, and nurtured by the Sacraments on campus. Our Chaplaincy, under Fr. Lawrence Donnelly, provides Mass on Campus from Monday to Thursday at 11am, as well as Confession, spiritual direction, adoration, and catechesis. The student association provides activities and events to foster community and encouragement in individual growth in faith.

CPC Administration


Dr. Andrew Kaethler
Assistant Professor


Dr. Adrienne Castellon
Sessional Instructor


Fr. David Bellusci, O.P.
Assistant Professor


Vic Cavalli
Sessional Instructor


Dr. David Baird
Assistant Professor


Loranne Brown
Sessional Instuctor

Governors & Regents


Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver

Mr. Thomas Crean

Mrs. Neysa Finnie

Mr. Michel Gloanec - Vice Chair

Mrs. MaryAnn Hessels - Executive Chair

Mrs. Marion Nundal

Mr. Scott Middleton - Treasurer

Mr. Kent Sturton

Mrs. Wilhelmina VanVliet

Mr. Jim Vukets - Secretary


Mr. Hugh Buckley (in memory of)

Mr. Michael Garisto

Hon. Gerry St. Germain, PC

Mrs. Dorothy Van der Zalm

Ms. Sally Wong

Mrs. Ann Marie Sweeney (in memory of)

Mr. Don Nundal (in memory of)

Communiqué example
February Communique
March Communique
September 2019 Communique