First Met extends a warm Victoria welcome to the Rev. Dr. Laura Hermakin, the new minister at Esquimalt United Church. Laura joined our friends at Esquimalt United at the beginning of October. She (and husband Richard) have spent the last number of years in Invermere, BC, where Laura was the minister in an Ecumenical Shared Ministry of the Anglican and United Churches of Canada. She has sensed a distinct call to Esquimalt as the next step in her journey with the United Church. And apparently she and Richard don't mind having fun!