Father Lawrence, born in 1954, completed his M. Div. at Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology in 1979. After 6 years in pastoral ministry with the Anglican Church of Canada, he entered the Orthodox Church and completed a Certificate program at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Pennsylvania and was ordained to the priesthood in 1986. Since 1987 he has served as the pastor St. Herman of Alaska Church in Langley BC, a missionary parish of the OCA (Archdiocese of Canada) founded by local laity, which has since grown to attain regular parish status and purchased its own building. Several priests, deacons, and lay members of new missions have emerged from the membership of St. Herman’s. Fr. Lawrence is the author of the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series from Conciliar Press, and of a number of other books and articles, and appears in regular weekday podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio. He contributes a column to the official OCA website twice a month, which can be accessed here. He also contributes every month to "Soundings", a blog of the Orthodox Christian Network, a link to which can be found here. He also contributes to "Pemptousia", the website of Vatopaidi monastery on Mount Athos (accessed here) and has a blog on Ancient Faith publishing, "No Other Foundation" (accessed here). He lives in Surrey B.C. with his family.
Deacon Gregory Wright
Deacon Gregory was born was born in Vancouver in 1975 of Russian Orthodox parents. He married in 1995. After studying theology through the St. Arseny extension course, he was ordained deacon in 2009. He and his wife live in Port Moody with their two children.