Meet the St Paul's Staff & Trustees

Staff

Rector

Jenny Andison

Bishop Jenny Andison is the former area bishop of York-Credit Valley in the Diocese of Toronto and became Rector of St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021. Bishop Jenny was born in England and has lived in Pakistan, India, Singapore and Japan.

Bishop Jenny Andison is the former area bishop of York-Credit Valley in the Diocese of Toronto and became Rector of St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021. Bishop Jenny was born in England and has lived in Pakistan, India, Singapore and Japan. She earned an Hons. BA from Queen’s University in 1994 and received her Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College) in 1997. In 2017, Wycliffe College honored the bishop with a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). When not busy at the church, she enjoys reading biographies, meals with friends and family, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Xerxes. She lives in Toronto with her lawyer husband Tim, and they still have their youngest daughter at home, while the older two are now at university.
Associate Priest

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is an Associate Priest focusing on evangelism and formation. He oversees adult Christian education and Connect Groups and is also the primary clergy contact for baptisms and weddings.

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is an Associate Priest focusing on evangelism and formation. He oversees adult Christian education and Connect Groups and is also the primary clergy contact for baptisms and weddings. Tyler was born and raised in Southern California, has lived in Toronto since 2011, and arrived at St. Paul’s in 2021. He holds a BA from Swarthmore College, an M.Div from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Michael’s College. He is the author of several books and many articles and has a prior career in faith-based advocacy for nuclear disarmament. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, printmaking, cooking, and Muay Thai. Tyler and his wife, Natalie, a theologian, live in Toronto’s East end with their three young daughters.
Associate Priest

Karen Isaacs

Karen Isaacs is an Associate Priest focusing on Outreach, Pastoral, and Worship Ministries, and has been at St Paul’s since September 2019. Karen is originally from beautiful rural Manitoba and spent some time serving in overseas missions in various parts of Africa and Europe.

Karen Isaacs is an Associate Priest focusing on Outreach, Pastoral, and Worship Ministries, and has been at St Paul’s since September 2019. Karen is originally from beautiful rural Manitoba and spent some time serving in overseas missions in various parts of Africa and Europe. In 2010 she came to Toronto to study theology and holds an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, a Master of Theological Studies, and a Certificate of Anglican Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cycling, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and traveling.
Assistant Curate

Ben Tshin

Ben Tshin is an Assistant Curate, serving and learning about the breadth of ordained ministry alongside the staff team and volunteers of St. Paul’s. Ben joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in June 2022.

Ben Tshin is an Assistant Curate, serving and learning about the breadth of ordained ministry alongside the staff team and volunteers of St. Paul’s. Ben joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in June 2022. Educated first as a Systems Design Engineer, Ben unexpectedly shifted into 10+ year career in international development and humanitarian relief, most recently with World Vision Canada working in countries as diverse as Haiti, South Sudan, Pakistan and Mongolia. Ben enjoys playing guitar, biking, all things aviation, and beautiful Excel worksheets. Ben and his wife Julia, a medical doctor, both grew up in the Toronto area into immigrant families, and they deeply love this diverse global city.
Children's Minister

Janet Earle

Janet joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2004 and now is the Children’s Minister, welcoming the youngest members of our community. She was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Ontario to complete an engineering degree.

Janet joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2004 and now is the Children’s Minister, welcoming the youngest members of our community. She was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Ontario to complete an engineering degree. After working for 10 years as an engineer, followed by staying at home with her three children, she began her role in Children’s Ministry at St. Paul’s. When not busy at the church, Janet enjoys neighbourhood walks and listening to audiobooks. She along with her husband Will also enjoy spending time with their adult children.
Children's Ministry Assistant

Linda Deramaix

Linda joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2009 as the Children’s Ministry Assistant. She’s been attending since 2002 and here she found a church home with great children's ministry for her young son and a place to learn and grow in faith. To her, it’s privilege to help children grow in their relationship with God each week.

Linda joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2009 as the Children’s Ministry Assistant. She’s been attending since 2002 and here she found a church home with great children's ministry for her young son and a place to learn and grow in faith. To her, it’s privilege to help children grow in their relationship with God each week.
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.
Youth Minister

Dylan Ziegler

Dylan joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021 and is now the Youth Minister. Originally from rural western Pennsylvania, Dylan moved to Toronto in August 2021 with his wife, Aimee.

Dylan joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021 and is now the Youth Minister. Originally from rural western Pennsylvania, Dylan moved to Toronto in August 2021 with his wife, Aimee. In the States, Dylan earned a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Waynesburg University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his PhD in Theology at the University of Toronto (Trinity College). Growing up, a deep and formative mentorship with his own youth pastor stirred his interest in ministry, and over the last decade he has served in numerous roles in youth and young adult ministry. In his free time, Dylan enjoys exploring the city, listening to podcasts, playing board/video games with friends, and has taken a recent interest in building computers.
Junior Youth Minister

DeAndrea Yeates

DeAndrea joined St. Paul’s in the fall off 2019, working with our youth (ages 11-17). She works alongside Dylan during our Sunday-morning youth ministry and Wednesday-night youth group.

DeAndrea joined St. Paul’s in the fall off 2019, working with our youth (ages 11-17). She works alongside Dylan during our Sunday-morning youth ministry and Wednesday-night youth group. She overseas our Junior Youth (ages 11-14) and collaborates with leaders to make Youth group memorable for our Juniors.

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.

Music Director (Classical)

Joshua Slater

Joshua joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in October 0f 2021 as the Music Director, Classical. He is an Indian-American conductor, keyboardist, composer and scholar with an active career in opera and concert music.

Joshua joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in October 0f 2021 as the Music Director, Classical. He is an Indian-American conductor, keyboardist, composer and scholar with an active career in opera and concert music. He holds the Mus. M and BA from Boston University, and Colleague certification from the American Guild of Organists. Joshua served as Trinity Wall Street’s principal program annotator and has been commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Washington Chorus among others. An amateur cook, Josh spends his spare time trying to master French cuisine. He splits his time between Toronto and New York with his wife and son.
Music Director (Contemporary)

Ian Koiter

Ian joined St. Paul's Bloor Street in 2016 and is now the Music Director, Contemporary. Ian grew up in Midland, Ontario.

Ian joined St. Paul's Bloor Street in 2016 and is now the Music Director, Contemporary. Ian grew up in Midland, Ontario. He left to pursue a B.Mus and a BA in Religious Studies at Western University. He has also completed an M.A. at McMaster University. Ian loves to go back to Midland whenever he's able to visit his family and swim in Georgian Bay.
Creative Arts Manager

Douglas Romanow

Doug joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2020 as the Creative Arts Manager. He is responsible for audio, video, livestream and technical aspects of worship, bringing thirty years of award-winning music production to his role.

Doug joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2020 as the Creative Arts Manager. He is responsible for audio, video, livestream and technical aspects of worship, bringing thirty years of award-winning music production to his role. Raised in Alberta and B.C., Doug has a BA in Religious Education from Briercrest College and a BA in English from University of Waterloo. When he’s not working, Doug is an avid squash player and a collector of vintage keyboards and drum machines. He’s also a husband and a proud father of two daughters.
Director of Operations

Ingrid Suld

Ingrid joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2004 and the Parish Ministry Coordinator and is now the Director of Operations. She is now responsible for overseeing and managing all operational aspects of the ministry including facility care and maintenance, finances, events management, IT resources, human resources management, and general administration.

Ingrid joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2004 and the Parish Ministry Coordinator and is now the Director of Operations. She is now responsible for overseeing and managing all operational aspects of the ministry including facility care and maintenance, finances, events management, IT resources, human resources management, and general administration. Born and raised a Toronto girl, she earned a degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto and continued her education earning a diploma in Human Resources Management. Ingrid’s faith, experience in various industries, and roles combined with her education have given her a unique ability to manage various projects and situations that can come up in a church such as St. Paul’s Bloor Street.
Director of Operations (St. George By The Grange)

Nadia Smid

Nadia serves as the Operations Manager at St. George by the Grange, St. Paul’s mission church. Since 2017, she's overseen the church facilities, finances, human resources, space use, community relations, and rental units.

Nadia serves as the Operations Manager at St. George by the Grange, St. Paul’s mission church. Since 2017, she's overseen the church facilities, finances, human resources, space use, community relations, and rental units. Prior to joining the St. Paul’s staff, Nadia worked at RBC in a variety of roles across banking, marketing and HR. Nadia was born and raised in Toronto where she currently lives with her husband John and two sons, Noah and Nathan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and her post-graduate at Centennial College. Nadia has a storied volunteer career serving on school councils, leading fundraisers and other community initiatives. A proud baseball mom who enjoys reading, baking bread, gardening, and throwing a good party, Nadia is inspired and motivated by what the Lord has in store for St. George’s both now and in the future.
Parish Nurse

Nancy Truscott

Nancy joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2005 as the Parish Nurse. She oversees a large part of the Health Ministry though outreach groups, GriefShare, and DivorceCare.

Nancy joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2005 as the Parish Nurse. She oversees a large part of the Health Ministry though outreach groups, GriefShare, and DivorceCare. She also assists parishioners navigate the health care system. Nancy has a BSc. From University of Toronto which started her career in the field. Nancy enjoys singing. Her and her husband have served in the Classic Choir for many years.
Executive Assistant

Samantha Indrakumaran

Samantha joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2022 as the Executive Assistant. She holds a diploma in Office Administration from Seneca College and has previous experience in similar roles throughout her career.

Samantha joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2022 as the Executive Assistant. She holds a diploma in Office Administration from Seneca College and has previous experience in similar roles throughout her career. In her spare time, you will find Samantha exploring new parks with her partner and their two dogs, cuddled on the couch with her kitten watching cooking competitions, playing board games, or cross stitching.
Communications Coordinator

Laura Abucater

Laura joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2021 as the Communications Coordinator. She graduated with a B.Tech. in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University in 2020.

Laura joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2021 as the Communications Coordinator. She graduated with a B.Tech. in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University in 2020. Originally from Brazil, Laura and her family moved to Canada in 2008 and since then have moved just outside of Toronto where she met and married her husband, David who is a chef. Some of Laura’s favourite things include coffee, good food, illustrating, and dogs.
Internal Media Creator

Emmanuel Tsang

Emmanuel joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2019 as the Administrative Assistant. He was born in New Zealand and immigrated to Canada at the age of 5 where he spent most of his time in Toronto, and briefly in Vancouver.

Emmanuel joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2019 as the Administrative Assistant. He was born in New Zealand and immigrated to Canada at the age of 5 where he spent most of his time in Toronto, and briefly in Vancouver. He graduated with a BA in Architectural Studies: Design from the University of Toronto in 2017. In his spare time, Emmanuel enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, and golfing at the driving range.
Bookkeeper

Crescha Walters

Crescha joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the spring of 2022 as the Bookkeeper. She’s earned a diploma in Accounting and Business from ACCA in England.

Crescha joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the spring of 2022 as the Bookkeeper. She’s earned a diploma in Accounting and Business from ACCA in England. Originally from Anguilla, Crescha moved to Canada in February of 2022 in pursuit of her master’s in finance at Toronto School of Management. In her spare time Crescha enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends around food.
Events Coordinator

Beril Karasahin

Beril joined St. Paul's Bloor Street in the spring of 2022 as the Events Coordinator. She was born and raised in Toronto.

Beril joined St. Paul's Bloor Street in the spring of 2022 as the Events Coordinator. She was born and raised in Toronto. Beril graduated from the Special Event Management program at George Brown College in 2017 and has previously worked in similar roles throughout her career. Outside of work, Beril enjoys spending her time knitting, making homemade soap and connecting with loved ones.
Kitchen Manager

Omari Alonzo

Omari joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2006 as the Executive Chef. He is a passionate and experienced chef who gained his deep-rooted love of cooking from his mother at a young age.

Omari joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2006 as the Executive Chef. He is a passionate and experienced chef who gained his deep-rooted love of cooking from his mother at a young age. His largest motivation for cooking stems from seeing the smiles on people’s faces once they enjoy one of his meals. To him, food is more than just nourishment, but rather, it is a way to connect with others. He was born and raised in the East End of Toronto, and still resides in that area with his family. Omari pursued a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, followed by a Liaison College Diploma in Culinary Arts. When he is not cooking, you can find Omari snowboarding in the winter, or mountain biking in the summer with his family.
Ministry Administrative Specialist

Daphne Flint-Polo

Daphne joined St. Paul's Bloor Street in the summer of 2021 as the Ministry Administrative Specialist. Daphne is the smiling face who will greet you on your arrival; she oversees the front desk Mondays through Thursdays and is responsible for coordinating the volunteers for our Sunday morning worship and meal outreach programs.

Daphne joined St. Paul's Bloor Street in the summer of 2021 as the Ministry Administrative Specialist. Daphne is the smiling face who will greet you on your arrival; she oversees the front desk Mondays through Thursdays and is responsible for coordinating the volunteers for our Sunday morning worship and meal outreach programs. She was born and raised in the city, and her family has lived here for many generations. Outside work, Daphne enjoys alpine skiing, riding her road bike, spending time in her garden and most of all, time with her family.
Property Manager

Kevin Resaul

Kevin joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in Spring of 2022 as the Property Manager. He has over 10 years of experience working in Churches and Communities.

Kevin joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in Spring of 2022 as the Property Manager. He has over 10 years of experience working in Churches and Communities. Kevin was born and raised in the downtown area of the city. He attended Central Technical high school, studied various trades, audio engineering, then attended Centennial College where he studied auto mechanics. When not at work, Kevin enjoys music, DJing, and collecting rare vinyls. Kevin also runs a small business of handmade items with his wife and daughter.
Honorary Assistant

Steve Shaw

Steve serves as an Honorary Assistant Priest at St. Paul’s where he supports the prayer ministry, pastoral needs and helps as required at services.

Steve serves as an Honorary Assistant Priest at St. Paul’s where he supports the prayer ministry, pastoral needs and helps as required at services. He is originally from New Zealand and holds degrees in civil engineering, urban planning and divinity, and for most of his professional career, has worked both as a professional engineer while also serving in several churches.

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.

Honorary Assistant

John Oakes

John joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2022 as an Honorary Assistant. He is retired from full-time church ministry, has been an ordained priest since 1997, and served mostly on the West Coast, where his major incumbency was at Holy Trinity, Vancouver.

John joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2022 as an Honorary Assistant. He is retired from full-time church ministry, has been an ordained priest since 1997, and served mostly on the West Coast, where his major incumbency was at Holy Trinity, Vancouver. He was also Rector of St. Mary’s, Richmond Hill, in this diocese from 2014 to 2017 and he ministered for four years as senior pastor of a Vancouver Baptist congregation.

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.

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Honorary Assistant

Stephen Andrews

Stephen joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2016 as an Honorary Assistant. Prior to this he was the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma, headquartered in Sault Ste Marie.

Stephen joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2016 as an Honorary Assistant. Prior to this he was the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma, headquartered in Sault Ste Marie. He studied Classics at the University of Colorado and Theology at Regent College and Wycliffe College, where he received his M.Div. Bishop Andrews is married to Fawna, a psychotherapist, and they have two married daughters and two grandsons.

Trustees

Rector

Jenny Andison

Bishop Jenny Andison is the former area bishop of York-Credit Valley in the Diocese of Toronto and became Rector of St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021. Bishop Jenny was born in England and has lived in Pakistan, India, Singapore and Japan.

Bishop Jenny Andison is the former area bishop of York-Credit Valley in the Diocese of Toronto and became Rector of St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021. Bishop Jenny was born in England and has lived in Pakistan, India, Singapore and Japan. She earned an Hons. BA from Queen’s University in 1994 and received her Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College) in 1997. In 2017, Wycliffe College honored the bishop with a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). When not busy at the church, she enjoys reading biographies, meals with friends and family, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Xerxes. She lives in Toronto with her lawyer husband Tim, and they still have their youngest daughter at home, while the older two are now at university.
Rector's Warden

Joy Fitzgibbon

Joy began attending St. Paul’s in 1998 when she moved from Newmarket, where she was raised, to Toronto while studying as a graduate student at the University of Toronto.

Joy began attending St. Paul’s in 1998 when she moved from Newmarket, where she was raised, to Toronto while studying as a graduate student at the University of Toronto. In addition to her role as Rector’s Warden and Trustee, she has served as Chair of the Parish Selection Committee for the new Rector, as a communion administrant, a member of the newcomers committee, and the intercessory prayer team and as a lay delegate to synod. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto and researches and teaches on global politics and global health policy as Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. She has previously served on the Board of Food for the Hungry—a Christian humanitarian aid agency—and on the Academic Board of the Governing Council at the University of Toronto. In her spare time, Joy loves to travel, write, cook, and is a marathon runner and singer. She lives with her dad, Bob Fitzgibbon, in Toronto.
People's Warden

Sarah Brandon

Sarah and her husband Neal joined the St. Paul’s community in early 2010 following their return from living and working abroad. Since that time, Sarah has been active in various church ministries including small groups, volunteering at St. Paul’s Central, a communion administrant and serving as vestry clerk at annual general meetings.

Sarah and her husband Neal joined the St. Paul’s community in early 2010 following their return from living and working abroad. Since that time, Sarah has been active in various church ministries including small groups, volunteering at St. Paul’s Central, a communion administrant and serving as vestry clerk at annual general meetings.

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).

Treasurer

Beng Wee

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beng graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Management and Chemical Sciences from Manchester, UK and attained professional accounting qualifications eventually becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beng graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Management and Chemical Sciences from Manchester, UK and attained professional accounting qualifications eventually becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He worked in various international finance roles for Dow Jones & Co. in Hong Kong and New York before moving to Singapore in 2004 to serve as International Director of Finance and Administration of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF).

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.

Trustee

Winville Larcher

Winville started attending the Classic Service at St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 1990. He finds the warm, diverse and spiritually rich community at St Paul’s a place where he and his family can grow in their faith journey.

Winville started attending the Classic Service at St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 1990. He finds the warm, diverse and spiritually rich community at St Paul’s a place where he and his family can grow in their faith journey. He has served as the Peoples Warden at St Paul’s Lorne Park and on the boards of youth charities and acted as a mentor for at-risk youth.

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.

Trustee

Marci Prescott-Brown

Marci Prescott-Brown is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Paul’s Bloor Street; she is also a member of the Prayer team and serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee. She started attending St. Paul’s with her family in 2017. She grew up in Scarborough, Ontario before her family moved to Aurora, Ontario and was always very active in her home church.

Marci Prescott-Brown is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Paul’s Bloor Street; she is also a member of the Prayer team and serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee. She started attending St. Paul’s with her family in 2017. She grew up in Scarborough, Ontario before her family moved to Aurora, Ontario and was always very active in her home church. Marci received her PhD in English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of Toronto (2019) and holds a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (2020). She has been teaching in the areas of literature, communications, and writing at the postsecondary level for over ten years. Currently, she is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Writing Studies in the New College Writing Centre at the University of Toronto. In her spare time, Marci likes to be involved in community service, bake pies from scratch, get lost betwixt the pages of a good book, wrap her fingers ‘round a hot cup of coffee as she sips it, walk through heavy snow or leaves in oh-so-warm boots, smell the inviting aroma of a lit Yankee Candle, and listen to music while working on crafts or playing games with her family. She and her husband Orett have two energetic daughters and live in Tottenham, Ontario.
Trustee

Lisa Milligan

Lisa is an active member of St. Paul’s Bloor Street, attending the Contemporary Service since 2015, and was drawn to St. Paul’s for its diverse community and commitment to worship through music.

Lisa is an active member of St. Paul’s Bloor Street, attending the Contemporary Service since 2015, and was drawn to St. Paul’s for its diverse community and commitment to worship through music. Lisa was born in Montreal and moved to Markham in her early childhood, where she became involved in her local Baptist church. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science and Business from the University of Waterloo and received a Master of Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. Lisa has over 10 years of experience in the professional services industry, and holds the role of Director, Firmwide Communications at Dentons Canada. In her spare time, Lisa can be found enjoying performances by one of Toronto’s many arts organizations or enjoying time outdoors playing tennis, cycling or hiking.
Trustee

Abodya Byatanga

Abodya serves as a Trustee, Small group leader, and member of the Audit & Finance Committee as well as the Investment Committee at St. Paul’s Bloor Street. He has been attending St. Paul’s since the summer of 2015.

Abodya serves as a Trustee, Small group leader, and member of the Audit & Finance Committee as well as the Investment Committee at St. Paul’s Bloor Street. He has been attending St. Paul’s since the summer of 2015. Abodya was born in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania but grew up in the Greater Toronto Area. He has been working in Corporate Lending at various financial institutions since 2012 and holds a Master of Business Administration at the University of Toronto and is CFA charter holder. In his free time Abodya volunteers at an after-school Youth basketball program and enjoys various outdoor sports.
Trustee

Kent Williams

Kent started attending St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2016 with his wife, Cecilia, and their two children Anthony and Victoria. Over the years Kent has served in various ministries in the church.

Kent started attending St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2016 with his wife, Cecilia, and their two children Anthony and Victoria. Over the years Kent has served in various ministries in the church. Kent and his family have lived in the Toronto area for most of their lives and have been residing in mid-town since 2010. Kent has been a Christian his whole life and was raised in an evangelical church. In 2015 he enrolled part-time at the University of Toronto Wycliffe College in the Master of Divinity program.

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.