Staff

Rev. Victor Kim, Richmond Presbyterian Church

Rev. Victor Kim

Lead Minister
Victor has been Lead Minister of Richmond Presbyterian Church since 2016, moving to Richmond from Calgary after 22 years serving at Grace Presbyterian Church, Calgary. Raised mostly in Calgary, where he obtained a degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary, Victor subsequently studied at Knox College, University of Toronto, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Victor is committed to a broad understanding of what it means to be the church, having served in a number of ecumenical and interfaith gatherings. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors at the Vancouver School of Theology and is also the Clerk of the Presbytery of Westminster. An avid golfer, he is distressed by how often it rains in Vancouver.
Rev. Young Tae Choi, Richmond Presbyterian Church

Rev. Young Tae Choi

Assistant Minister
Young Tae Choi is assistant minister at Richmond Presbyterian Church, the founding director of Poieo Centre of Arts Ministry, and the co-chair of the 2021 Missions Fest Vancouver Film Festival Committee. He has taught visual arts and filmmaking to high school and university students in several art institutions over a period of ten years. As a filmmaker, Young Tae has directed both independent and commercial films in South Korea, Mongolia, and New York City. He is a graduate of St. Andrew's Hall/VST (DDS in PCC), Regent College (MDiv), and Korea National University of Arts (BFA). He lives in Langley with his wife, Jenny Han, and their daughter, Claire. He loves art, ministry, theology, and ice cream.
Graeme Stager, Richmond Presbyterian Church

Graeme Stager

Clerk of Session
(Former Worship Director)

Graeme Stager was born in Montreal but the family moved to a suburb of Toronto before he was a year old. He graduated from the University of Toronto and was ordained an elder at Glenview Presbyterian Church in that city. His career has been in Information Technology, primarily developing budgeting and forecasting applications.

He was transferred to Calgary in 1981 where he attended Grace Presbyterian (pre-Victor!) and then moved for good to Vancouver in 1982. Initially living in the West End, he met his future wife Margie at Central Presbyterian, where he was on Session and also organist for a few years.

With the arrival of Gordon, and then Laura, the family began attending Richmond Presbyterian in 1993, where he again became organist. Elected to Session a few years later, he became clerk in 2011. He stepped down as music director in 2020.

His hobbies include reading, word and number puzzles, walking, and biking. He is excited about opportunities for RPC to minister to our city in this post-Christian age.

Jannie Burdeti, Richmond Presbyterian Church

Jannie Burdeti

Music Director
Jannie was born and raised in San Francisco, and after more than fifteen years of undergraduate and graduate studies in piano and chamber music performance at the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany, and San Francisco’s Conservatory of Music, the light at the end of the tunnel is slowly emerging as a doctoral candidate. Although she has performed across North America and Europe, her spiritual journey has always been at the heart of her activities and inactivities (meditation). Nothing is more important to her than getting to know God more deeply and serving through her gifts as a musician. Jannie says: Before I go on stage, my prayer is always to be an empty vessel so that God may use me, and my prayer as I start at RPC is no different. I come to you after serving as Music Director at Magothy Methodist Church, Govans Presbyterian Church, and St. Paul's United Church. In addition to music and God, my passions include being a loving spouse, recycling, and doing dishes (not kidding).
Annie-Marie Ellithorpe, Richmond Presbyterian Church

Annie-Marie Ellithorpe

Director of Children & Youth Ministries
Anne-Marie was born in New Zealand, where she worked as a teacher and educational consultant. She has subsequently lived in Singapore, the United States, and Canada. Anne-Marie completed a PhD in practical theology through the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2019. Her dissertation is entitled: “Towards a Practical Theology of Friendship.” She enjoys fostering friendship and community within a variety of roles and contexts, including that of Research Associate at Vancouver School of Theology. Anne-Marie is married to Jim; and has two children.
Maureen Natusch, Richmond Presbyterian Church

Maureen Natusch

Administrative Assistant
Maureen grew up in Malaysia and immigrated to Canada over ten years ago. Since then she and her husband have called Richmond home. During this time, the Lord has led her to serve in various capacities at Willingdon Church, First Baptist Church Vancouver and The Canadian Bible Society/Cafe Logos. Now, she looks forward to serving Him and the community at RPC. When not working, you will find her enjoying the outdoors, eating sushi, ramen and learning new dance moves. She loves trying new recipes and being a barista; creating new drinks for family and friends. She is happy to report that no humans were harmed in the making of her concoctions.
 

Christie Rolick

Custodian

Deep with God, Wide with the World