The Rev. Dr. Brian Fraser (standing) has been ministering half-time with Brentwood since Dec 2009. He sees his vocation as convening provocative conversations that generate hopeful communities where love and good works flourish (Heb 10:23-24).
Brian is also lead provocateur of Jazzthink (www.jazzthink.com), a company he founded in 2002. Using the workings, wit, and wisdom of jazz, he does professional speaking, leadership coaching, workshop facilitation, and organizational consulting.
Prior to launching Jazzthink, Brian was the dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, the Presbyterian college at the University of British Columbia and professor of church history at Vancouver School of Theology from 1985-2001. His research and writing focused on leadership and organizational cultures. He founded The Elders’ Institute at St. Andrew’s Hall to equip Presbyterian ruling and teaching elders to govern the church faithfully, effectively, and wisely.
The best way to contact Brian is through e-mail at or by phoning his home office at 604-924-9650.
Rev. Brian Fraser with Dan Reynolds
Dan Reynolds (seated) has been Director of Music since the fall of 2012. He was born and raised in Vancouver. Growing up in a musical household, he took an interest in music from a young age. Dan was introduced to jazz by his father, Rick, who often plays bass with Dan on a Sunday morning, and developed a love for playing piano and writing music. After high school, Dan moved to Montreal to study at the Schulich School of music at McGill University. Here he had a chance to study piano, arranging, theory and composition with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Dan played in the McGill Jazz Orchestra and worked alongside guest artists such as Phil Dwyer, John Taylor, Joe Lovano, Ben Monder, Jim McNeely and Tim Ries. While studying under Jan Jarczyk he began to play and study classical music, especially the music of J.S. Bach, Bartok, Chopin and Debussy. His final composition project was a jazz suite based on Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son.
At McGill, he was a Schulich Scholar and in 2010 was awarded the Oscar Peterson Prize for Excellence in Jazz Performance by the Hnatyshyn Foundation for the Arts. Dan has performed across Canada, giving concerts at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Jazz Festival, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Since graduating from McGill, Dan has been based in Vancouver where he is busy teaching, writing, performing and collaborating with many different artists.
The best way to get in touch with Daniel is through e-mail at or by calling at 604-355-0640.
In our worship services, we endeavor to provide a rich mix of musical styles, focused on enriching your encounter with the grace of Jesus Christ.
Marcos Flo is Brentwood’s Music Intern for 2017-2018. He came to Vancouver from Brazil in 2016 to study jazz at Capilano University. As our music intern, he plays at our morning services from time to time, does Jazz Evensong a couple of times a year, and composes music for our services. The plan this year is for Marcos to compose music for paraphrases of the Psalms. The lyrics will be written in collaboration with our minister, Brian Fraser. Three times a year, we do special benefit concerts for this program.
Pam Wong is what Presbyterians call the Clerk of Session. She, in effect, coordinates the governing board of the congregation. As is the case in many smaller congregations, Pam does tireless volunteer work to ensure that things run smoothly around the church. We are most grateful for her talents and dedication.