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Rector

The Rev'd Canon Dr Travis O'Brian

Father Travis holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Leuven, Belgium, where he wrote his dissertation on the work of Søren Kierkegaard. A father of four and avid fly-fisher, he was ordained in 2004 and has been Rector of St Barnabas since 2007. He has also recently held the position of Director of Anglican Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology.

Travis is the author of A Word Shared Between Us: Praying in a Time of Exile (Wipf and Stock 2022).

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Honorary Assistants

Saint Barnabas is blessed with six honorary assistant priests who support the rector by assisting with and celebrating Sunday and weekday Masses, hearing confessions, and offering pastoral support. Our honorary assistants are the Rev'd Canon Dr Martin Brokenleg, the Rev'd Walter Donald, the Rev'd Elaina Hyde-Mills, the Rev'd Canon Dr Kim Murray, the Rev'd Canon Peter Shurvin, and the Rev'd Edwin Taylor. 

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Community Life Minister

Jasmin O’Brian

Jasmin grew up in Germany. She studied at the Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg. There she completed her Master’s Degree in Philosophy and German Literature. She met Travis while studying in London, England, and they have four children together. Jasmin has been the Community Life minister at St Barnabas since 2015.  She loves especially the opportunity to create special spaces that bring people of all ages and backgrounds together.

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Music Director

Kelly Charlton

Kelly Charlton is a keyboardist (piano, organ, harpsichord) equally at home as accompanist, chamber and church musician, having collaborated with an extensive variety of singers, instrumentalists and chamber ensembles in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has performed extensively in Canada, England, France and Germany, and is known for his sensitive and supportive playing.

For many years Mr. Charlton lived and worked in London (UK) as conductor of the Renaissance chamber choir ‘The New Friends’ Musick’ which he founded in 1990. Since his return to Canada in 2006 Kelly has played with the Victoria Symphony, the Aventa Ensemble and a variety of professional chamber ensembles. He has held posts at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria (Ass. Director of Music 2007-2015) and at First Met United Church (Director of Music 2015-2023). Kelly is delighted to be the new Director of Music at St. Barnabas.

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Administrator

Andrea Klassen

Wardens

David Scott and Anja Rebstock

Treasurer

Patsy Scott

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Envelope Secretary

Leanne Warren

International Volunteer

Jonathan Quay