Rev. Sean serves as Rector at St. John’s Richmond Church in Richmond, B.C. He is a Vancouverite by birth and trained in geography and high school education. He lived in New Mexico for nine years where he was a youth minister and High School teacher. Sean returned to Vancouver in 2002 and completed his MDiv at Regent College, as well as an internship with Artizo. He is married to Penny and has three sons, Graham, Thomas, and Dylan.
Sean has a few hobbies, none of which are coffee. He likes trains, planes, and automobiles (and, ok, ships), is an avid sailor, has driven tour buses, enjoys exploring God's creation, and appreciates good urban design.
Born and raised in Ohio, there is a soft spot in Ben’s heart for Mid-Western life. Growing up, he loved cycling, running, and his part-time job at a farm (he was the cow-milker). Ben went to Wheaton College for his undergrad, where he studied Theology. More importantly, he met his wife Karyn there. After graduation Ben and Karyn spent three years in Connecticut. Karyn served as an English teacher; Ben worked as the youth minister in an Episcopal Church.
In 2008, Ben and Karyn drove to Vancouver, where he began work on his MDiv at Regent College, while interning with Artizo. Ben came to SJR in 2011 and was ordained a priest in the Anglican Communion on February 5th, 2012.
Kirsten brings abundant creativity and joy to the Pre-School age group, as well as overseeing the Nursery. She helps the children hear the big Bible story by using interactive, tactile props and crafts.
Krista brings passion and expertise to our Sunday worship, helping the congregation to give glory to God through classic and contemporary music and the multiple music gifts of the church. Krista was raised in Kelowna, is also a trained teacher, is married to Nathan and has two daughters.
Penny teaches the intermediate children in Children's Church. Penny develops a custom program for this age group that emphasizes both the big story of the Bible and the theological main points that come from it. She uses crafts, drama, song, and digital media to help kids learn and reflect on the Bible.
Laurie leads the primary age level in SJR's Children's Church. She works to design and carry out an age-appropriate, hands-on, reflective curriculum, all in the context of worship.
Connie diligently and lovingly ensures that coffee and tea and snacks are available after the service. She organizes teams of people to help out, and her goal is that the coffee time is a time of relaxed fellowship.
Friecca ensures our books are in order.