Meet the St Paul's Staff & Trustees
Linda has a Diploma in Graphic Design from Durham College and professional certification as an art educator from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She brings her professional background with curriculum and arts as well as her experience as a parent into her role helping with our children's ministry programming.
Born and raised in Canada, she moved to Toronto in 2002 and loves living in a diverse downtown culture.
Linda loves nature, art and science fiction. In her spare time she can be found gardening, reading a good sci fi book or sketching at one of Toronto's many outdoor spaces.
DeAndrea has a passion for Youth Leadership, she finds courage in 1 Corinthians 12. She is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Humanities at the University of Toronto. She is studying a Major in Cognitive Science with a double minor in Sociology and Cinema Studies.
During his professional work, Steve has also served as a priest at several churches being Priest in Charge at Little Trinity, St John’s Nassagaweya, and St George on Yonge, where he led the development of the new church.
Steve is a former Chair of the Board of the Scott Mission, and currently is Chair of the Board of St. Paul’s Lamoreaux Centre.
Steve is married to Chris and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren distributed in Toronto, Calgary and Mexico City.
John was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A. and M.A. in Classics), Regent College (M.C.S. in Church History and MDiv.), UBC (M.A. in History), and Simon Fraser University (PhD. in History). Prior to pursuing a career in pastoral ministry and academia in North America, he worked as an investment analyst and as a journalist and editor in the UK. He and his wife, Kirsten, who is a travel consultant, have been married for 40 years. They immigrated to Canada in 1989 and have two adult daughters and three granddaughters.
John’s interests include sports, movies, politics and literature, although not necessarily in that order.
Professionally, Sarah has spent the past 17 years providing communications strategies to some of the world’s top brands in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. She currently works at a global public relations and public affairs consultancy where she leads the business development and marketing efforts for the firm’s Canadian operations. Sarah holds a degree in media, information and techno-culture studies from Western University, and belongs to the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Beng and his wife, Eirene, first visited St Paul’s in 2012 when looking for a church with a good youth group for their children, Caleb and Sarah. Relocating to Toronto after completing his MA in Theological Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., Beng was appointed Director of Finance and Administration for OMF Canada. Beng is actively involved in small group ministry, currently facilitating a Community Bible Study group. He also sits on the Boards of two other Christian organizations and has hosted Alpha courses. Besides traveling, Beng enjoys watching Formula 1 racing, playing some golf, and walking the golf courses when tournaments are being played.
Born in Trinidad, Winville moved to Montreal with his parents and three sisters at the age of 6 and was raised in the Anglican faith. He eventually moved to Toronto to study at York University where he graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics. He has spent over 30 years in financial services and banking working for Canadian and global banks both domestically and overseas. He also enjoys cooking, long distance running and recently completed a wines certification program at George Brown College.
Kent is currently a CFO for a Toronto based chemical company and has worked in finance over his 25-year career. He holds a Chartered Professional Accountants designation and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s B.Com program. As with any growing family, he and his wife spend most of their spare time with their kids at various school functions and activities.