Meet the Director

Kristine O'Brien (she/her) began work at Crieff Hills in the fall of 2018, and moved on site with her family in 2019. She is passionate about good food, kindness, and the call for everyone to live a healthy rhythm of work and rest. 

After more than twenty years in ordained ministry with the Presbyterian Church in Canada, she completed a Doctor of Ministry Degree with a focus on justice, preaching and hospitality. She is an avid gardener and amateur forager who is also learning the art and practice of farming.  

Kristine preaches regularly in Ontario churches, including next door at Knox Presbyterian Church, Crieff. Currently, she is a member of the board at Seeds of Diversity Canada, and serves on the Puslinch Heritage Advisory Committee. 

She shares her life with her husband Pat, who is a funeral director, and her four grown children. When she can, she loves to hang out in her kitchen making soup or fresh biscuits.

kristine with lamb