Pastors & Staff

Craig and Ellen O’Brien have lived in Vancouver since 1994.  Previous to Origin, they served with Cityview Baptist Church.

Craig and Ellen are both graduates of the University of Georgia in Athens and of Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  In 2003 Craig completed his Doctorate of Ministry from Golden Gate Theological Seminary with a focus on urban cross-cultural leadership development.

Craig and Ellen have four children and enjoy being parents.  Together as a family they can often be found exploring the beauty of the West Coast or the dynamic urban life of Vancouver.

Peter and Michaela Yoon immigrated to Canada over 20 years ago.  Peter completed his BA in Music and spent 4 years in Russia as a missionary.  He completed his MDiv and MAEL at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California.  Michaela studied at University of Toronto and worked as a certified court interpreter in the States.  Peter and Michaela planted RockBridge Church with a vision for the 1.5 and 2ndgeneration Korean-Canadians.  They have three children, James, Phoebe and Jubilee.



Rich Carruthers is a Chaplain for the Baptist Student Ministry Network.  Rich has a degree is psychology and completed his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has been active in student ministry since 1987 at both UBC and Simon Fraser University.   Rich is available for conversation and coffee and has a wonderful pastoral heart for undergraduate students as they explore faith in Christ and the implications for their lives.  He advises Born for More, the UBC student club of the BSM, and serves with the UBC Chaplaincy.


Brindley Taylor is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. She has completed her undergraduate and Masters studies at DBU. We are delighted for her to join our staff team for discipleship and first year engagement as soon as her support raising is complete.


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