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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. She earned an Hons. BA from Queen’s University in 1994 and received her Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto in 1997. In 2017, Wycliffe College honoured the bishop with a Doctorate of Divinity (honoris causa).

Bishop Jenny was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 and has served in the Diocese of Toronto as incumbent of St. Clement, Eglinton (2013-2016), the Archbishop’s Officer for Mission (2010-2013) and associate priest for church development at St. Paul, Bloor Street (2006-2013). She has also served in parishes in the Diocese of London (UK), the Diocese of Tokyo and the Diocese of Ontario. She was elected bishop in September 2016 and consecrated on Jan. 7, 2017. Bishop Jenny lives in Toronto with her husband and their three daughters.


Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

The Rev. Dr. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is Associate Priest at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, with oversight of Formation and Evangelism ministries. In this capacity, he oversees the church programs that introduce people to Jesus (like Alpha) and sustain them in Christian living (like Connect Groups, ongoing Christian education, and pastoral care for the parent community). Tyler is also the primary clergyperson responsible for baptisms and weddings.

Tyler is originally from San Diego and has lived in Toronto since 2011. Prior to entering Anglican ministry, Tyler was an ordained Baptist and worked in the faith-based charity sector, most notably as the founder of the Two Futures Project for the abolition of nuclear weapons. He is also the author of several books. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College (B.A. high honors), Yale Divinity School (M.Div. summa cum laude), and the University of St. Michael’s College (Ph.D., theology). Tyler and his wife have three young daughters and live in Toronto’s East End.


Karen Isaacs

The Rev. Karen Isaacs is a graduate of Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology (M.T.S., C.A.S.). She was ordained a priest in 2018, most recently serving in the amalgamated parish of St. Mary and St. Martha. Karen hails from beautiful rural Manitoba originally. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Manitoba, she spent some time serving in overseas missions in various parts of Africa and Europe before finally landing in Toronto in 2010 to study theology. After graduation Karen worked as Assistant to the Bishop of York-Scarborough while she pursued a call to ordained ministry. In the priesthood she has discovered the deep joy that comes with serving where God has called her.

In her spare time Karen enjoys reading, cycling, board games, and traveling, as well as the companionship of her fish Atticus and her cat Loki. She is a proud aunt to eight wonderful ‘niblings’ (six nieces, two nephews). Karen’s passions in ministry are preaching, pastoring, and helping people of all ages grow in their walk with Jesus. She is excited to be a part of the St. Paul’s team.


Ben Tshin

The Rev. Deacon Benjamin Tshin (pronounced “chin” because a linguistic quirk of ancestry and migration) was recently ordained at St. James Cathedral in May 2022. Prior to pursuing a vocation to ordained ministry, Ben worked in international development and humanitarian relief, most recently with World Vision Canada. That 10+ year career gave him the opportunity to live in, work in, and to visit countries as diverse as Haiti, South Sudan, Malawi, Pakistan and Mongolia! In 2021, Ben received his Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College, which was a very unexpected change of direction for a Systems Design Engineer from University of Waterloo!

Ben and his wife Julia, a physician, both grew up in the Toronto area, and deeply love the city. Ben enjoys playing guitar and learning the bass; mountain biking and learning a bit of fearlessness; travelling and all things aviation (yes, airports and tiny airline seats, too!); and geeking out on Excel worksheets and maths puzzles.

As Assistant Curate at SPBS growing in his newly ordained ministry calling, Ben is excited to work with and learn from all the different volunteer and ministry teams. He is also eager to see and experience the breadth and depth of how God is using SPBS to bring the good news of Christ into the city.


Ingrid Suld

Ingrid joined the staff of St. Paul’s in 2004. As the building has gone through the renovation and restoration process so has her role. Starting as the Parish Ministry Coordinator, then becoming the Operations Manager, she is now the Director of Operations. As Director of Operations, her main concern is stewarding the resources of the ministry, ensuring smooth and effective use facility and excellent support are provided to meet the needs of the ministry. Ingrid is responsible for overseeing and managing all operational aspects of the ministry including facility care and maintenance, finances, events management, Information Technology resources and issues, Human Resources management, as well as general administration.

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 types of projects and situations that can come up in a church. St. Paul’s Bloor Street very rarely has a dull day.


Hilary Wilson

Hilary joined the team at St. Paul’s in January of 2018 and has worn many hats since then. Originally from Hamilton, she earned a diploma in Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan college before moving to Toronto. She has worked both on stage and in film since then, as well as sung her way across the city in various church choirs and small vocal ensembles but gave it all up for the much more glamorous life of working at a church. Hilary could talk for hours about (seriously, don’t get her started) fountain pens, writing, musicals, coffee (she has visited over 200 independent coffee shops in Toronto since 2020), and taxidermy. In her spare time, she loves to hike, visit the AGO and receive compliments.


Steve Shaw

As a retiree, 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 hails 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.

In his engineering and planning career, Steve worked for the City of Toronto, the Chairman of the former Metro Toronto and for the past 17 years before retirement as a Vice President for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Steve has worked on major infrastructure and development projects including Skydome and the new Terminal 1 at Pearson. He has been responsible for corporate policy, public affairs including media, economic development, and strategic planning.

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.


Emmanuel Tsang

Emmanuel joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2019. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies: Design from the University of Toronto in 2017.

Prior to St. Paul’s, he worked with kids at an after-school program where he enjoyed their fun personalities, and endless energy.

Born in New Zealand, Emmanuel identifies as a kiwi, and often likes to use this as trivia and have people guess where he’s born. However, he calls Toronto his home, and is excited that there’s accessibility to so many different activities in the city. In his spare time, he enjoys serving the local community, spending time with others doing random activities, playing indoor mini-basketball, and eating lots of spicy food.


Laura Abucater

Communications Coordinator

Laura joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the summer of 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor of Technology 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. She is newly married to her husband David who is a chef! Some of Laura’s favourite things are coffee, sushi, illustrating and DOGS!


Crescha Walters

Crescha joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the spring of 2022.

She’s earned a diploma in Accounting and Business from ACCA in England.

Originally from Anguilla, Crescha moved to Canada in February 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.


Beril Karasahin

Beril joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the spring of 2022. She graduated from the Special Event Management program at George Brown College in 2017 and has previously worked in similar roles at other organizations.

Outside of work, Beril enjoys to spend her time knitting, making homemade soap and connecting with loved ones.


Kevin Resaul

Kevin has many years of experience, dedication and commitment as a Propery Manager with the background being specific to church environments, surroundings and community members.


Douglas Romanow

Doug is the Technical Arts Manager at St Paul’s Bloor Street, overseeing the online production of video and music services created for weekly viewers.  A graduate of Briercrest University with a degree in Christian Education and University of Waterloo with a B.A. in English, Doug is an award-winning music producer, mixer, and songwriter. He joined the St. Paul’s congregation in 2018 and enjoyed playing keyboards in our Bridge services. Originally from Calgary, Doug is happy to have called Toronto home for more than three decades. He’s married with two grown daughters. His hobbies include programming vintage synthesizers and playing squash.


Janet Earle

Beginning as a once a month volunteer teacher, Children’s Ministry has become a full-time role for Janet Earle. Serving as our Children’s Minister since 2004, she has been privileged to watch our family community blossom and grow.

Children bring their energy and enthusiasm each week. Connecting them to the message of God’s love and grace is an amazing opportunity that Janet looks forward to every Sunday.

Janet and her husband Will have been a part of the St. Paul’s community since 1986. They have three adult children who grew up here. Having deep roots in this church gives Janet a passion and a drive to see Children’s Ministry continue to flourish.

Janet’s engineering roots help when it comes to building time machines and her experience as a mom shape the welcome and care that Children’s Ministry strives to provide.

For Janet, looking ahead and asking, “what’s next?” are fun and exciting parts of her role. She is thrilled to lead an amazing team of people who serve our children and families


Joshua Slater

Joshua joined St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the fall of 2021. Prior to this he was the artist in residence at St. Ignatius of Antioch in New York City and was the Assistant Director of Music at Trinity Church, Wall Street, and the Music Director at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford Connecticut, before that.

Along with his wife Lila and dog Remington, he moved to Toronto to start this new chapter of their lives. He is enthusiastic about building on Tom Bell’s terrific legacy, and assisting in the rebuilding of choral music.


Ian Koiter

Ian Koiter has been on staff at St. Paul’s since 2016, walking in faith alongside our youth (ages 11-17) and young adults (ages 18-35). He oversees our Sunday-morning youth ministry, Wednesday-night youth group, and confirmation classes. He puts together events for young adults and is regularly available to meet with young adults to talk about faith and find opportunities to be active in our church.

Ian is inspired by 1 Peter 3:15-16, which encourages all Christians to be prepared when called upon to speak intelligently and respectfully about our faith. He is passionate about the Bible and biblical literacy, especially among our young people. He is also an avid musician and works with musical youth at St. Paul’s.

He holds degrees from McMaster University (MA, Religious Studies) and Western University (BA, Religious Studies; BMus, Music Theory & Composition).


DeAndrea Yeates

DeAndrea Yeates has been on staff at St. Paul’s since Fall 2019, working with our youth (ages 11-17). DeAndrea works alongside Ian 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. DeAndrea 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.


Dylan Ziegler

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 has just begun 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.


Nadia Smid

Since 2017, Nadia has served as Operations Manager at St. George by the Grange, St. Paul’s mission church. Her role includes overseeing 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.

St. Paul’s Bloor Street is pivotal in Nadia’s life. A parishioner for 20+ years, she attends services with her husband John and two sons, Noah and Nathan. In addition to her volunteer activities as a communion administrant at St. Paul’s, 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.


Omari Alonzo

Omari has been the Kitchen Manager at St. Paul’s since 2006.

While obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, Omari attended Liaison College where he subsequently earned his diploma in Culinary Arts.

His love for cooking is deep rooted as he started learning the art from his mom at a young age. His passion for cooking stems from the smiles he sees on people’s faces after enjoying an amazing meal.

When he is not in the kitchen he can be found playing video games with his son Sebastian, riding motorcycles and hitting the slopes with his new found love for snowboarding.


Nancy Truscott

“Take two aspirins and call me in the morning” is not the advice of a parish nurse. “Let us pray together as we navigate through the health care system” is. Prayer is always important for our soul but an extra dose is needed when our health is under attack. Prayer, fellowship and real support are the nurse’s orders. Spiritual care support has dimmed in our health care institutions. Well, let’s brighten health care in our churches. As a young visitor remarked: “I didn’t know churches have nurses!”

Nancy brings to Health Ministry experience in public health, home care/CCAC; psychiatric nursing, prenatal classes, having received her B.Sc.N. at University of Toronto. She attended the Parish Nurse Institute at Divinity College at McMaster University in May 2004.

Nancy’s favourite Bible verse: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).


Bishop Stephen Andrews

The Right Reverend Dr Stephen Andrews is the Principal and Helliwell Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Wycliffe College, Toronto. Prior to taking on this role in 2016, he was the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma headquartered in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Before his consecration as Bishop in 2009, he was the President and Vice-Chancellor of Thorneloe University, Sudbury, Ontario 2001-2009. He studied Classics at the University of Colorado and Theology at Regent College and Wycliffe College, where he received his M.Div. He was ordained in the Diocese of Nova Scotia in 1986 and went on to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University in 1995. His research looked at Jewish interpretation of the Bible in the Second Temple Period. Dr Andrews was the Rector of The Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr and Dean of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, in Prince Albert, where he was also Principal of the James Settee College for Ministry, a training initiative for First Nations church leaders. He taught in the Joint Department of Religious Studies at Laurentian University and was the Director of the Thorneloe School of Theology program. Wycliffe College honoured him with a D.D. in 2010 and Thorneloe University with an S.T.D. in 2016. Bishop Andrews has served in the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in a variety of roles in the last twenty-five years, including as Prolocutor, and as member of the Anglican Consultative Council. He was Chair of the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, and is a former National Chaplain to the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He was a member of the Primate’s Theological Commission. He was Chair of the Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education. Bishop Andrews is married to Fawna, a psychotherapist, and they have two married daughters and two grandsons.

Board of Trustees

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. She earned an Hons. BA from Queen’s University in 1994 and received her Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto in 1997. In 2017, Wycliffe College honoured the bishop with a Doctorate of Divinity (honoris causa).

Bishop Jenny was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 and has served in the Diocese of Toronto as incumbent of St. Clement, Eglinton (2013-2016), the Archbishop’s Officer for Mission (2010-2013) and associate priest for church development at St. Paul, Bloor Street (2006-2013). She has also served in parishes in the Diocese of London (UK), the Diocese of Tokyo and the Diocese of Ontario. She was elected bishop in September 2016 and consecrated on Jan. 7, 2017. Bishop Jenny lives in Toronto with her husband and their three daughters.

Joy Fitzgibbon

Joy Fitzgibbon began attending St. Paul’s in 1998 when she moved to Toronto as a graduate student at the University of Toronto. She served first on the newcomers committee and now as a communion administrant, member of the intercessory prayer team and lay alternate delegate to synod.

She received her PhD in political science from the University of Toronto and researches and teaches on global politics and global health policy in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of Trinity College and a member of the College Senate.

Joy also serves on the Board of Food for the Hungry Canada where she chairs the Board’s subcommittee on Board Governance and Development. She has previously served on the Academic Board of the Governing Council at the University of Toronto and as a member of its Academic Policy and Programs subcommittee.

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.

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 Wee

Beng first visited St Paul’s while looking for a church with a good youth group for his children, Caleb and Sarah. Beng and his wife, Eirene, had been particularly encouraged in their spiritual growth in Hong Kong where Beng was an elder of a local church. At St. Paul’s, they participate actively in a small group and Beng has been a host at the Alpha course since 2016.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beng graduated with a B.Sc.(Honours) in Management and Chemical Sciences from Manchester, UK. He attained professional accounting qualifications becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Beng worked in international controllership for Dow Jones & Co. in Hong Kong and New York before moving to Singapore in 2004 to serve with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) as its International Director of Finance and Administration. In 2008, they moved to Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., where they completed Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. After graduating, the Wee family relocated to Toronto when Beng was appointed Director of Finance and Administration for OMF Canada.

Winville Larcher

Winville started attending the 11 o’clock service at St Paul’s in 1990. His son was baptized at St Paul’s in 1993. 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 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. 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.

Since returning to Canada in 2016, Winville and his wife Beth enjoy attending The Bridge service on Sunday mornings.

Marci Prescott-Brown

Marci Prescott-Brown 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. She is also the part time Business Manager for OMA UNITED INC., a small family business that provides Indigenous-centred and client-centred medical care in Indigenous communities. She and her husband Orett have two energetic daughters.

As Marci grew in the faith, she had opportunities for giving back to the community in leadership roles in churches and numerous community service roles throughout Toronto. While in graduate school, Marci drove by St. Paul’s every day on her way home, and she has long admired its beauty. In 2017 she joined this church community, which she has found to be deeply welcoming and truly a spiritual home for herself and her family. Since coming to St. Paul’s, she has served in various roles such as a Children’s Ministry teacher, serving meals at Cornerstone, a Lay Alternate Delegate to Synod, and as a member of the Nominating Committee, and the Prayer Team.

A commensurate introvert, in her spare time, Marci likes to 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.

Lisa Milligan

Lisa began attending St. Paul’s Bridge service in 2015 following a move to Toronto, and was drawn to St. Paul’s for its diverse community and commitment to worship through music. Raised in a Baptist church in Markham, Lisa is an active participant in ministry at St. Paul’s as a vocalist on its worship team, through health ministries as a GriefShare leader and participates in young professionals and Bible study small groups. She also sits on the Board’s subcommittee on Board Governance and Development.

Lisa received a Master of Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph and holds a Bachelor of Science and Business from the University of Waterloo. Using her passion for critical thinking and problem solving, Lisa’s role as Senior Manager, Strategic Communications at Dentons Canada helps to drive effective communications, leadership profile and change management for the firm. In her spare time, Lisa can be found enjoying performances by one of Toronto’s many arts organizations or hiking in Southern Ontario’s beautiful parks.

Abodya Byatanga

Abodya started attending St. Paul’s services in 2015 after moving to Toronto for graduate studies. Abodya has served in the church as a greeter, prayer leader and by reading scripture for The Bridge Service on Sundays. Abodya has also participated in small group ministry and has been leading a small group since 2019.

Born in Tanzania Abodya immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of 4. Abodya grew up in Richmond Hill Ontario and completed his bachelor’s degree in St. Catharines at Brock University, and later moved to Toronto to complete the MBA program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. Abodya has been working in the financial services sector since 2012 with various Canadian Banks and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

In his spare time Abodya enjoys playing sports, volunteering, and staying active. Abodya has been volunteering at an after-school Basketball program for high-school students since 2016 and enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community.

Kent Williams

As Mark Hemingway has stepped off our Board to take up the role of Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese of Toronto, Kent Williams will be joining the Board.

Kent started attending St. Paul’s in January 2016 with his wife, Cecilia, and their two children Anthony (15) and Victoria (13). As a family, they felt very comfortable with the congregation, the kids and youth programs, and the involvement St. Paul’s had in the downtown core. Kent and family have lived in the Toronto area for most of their lives and have been residing in the mid-town since 2010. Over the past six years, Kent has served at St. Paul’s in areas such as the Bridge Worship team, communion serving, in-service scripture readings, and has led a marriage course with his wife Cecilia. In 2020, during the pandemic, Kent started a Connect Group focused on those attempting to learn more about their faith; this group is still meeting actively today.
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 BCom 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.

Kent’s has been a Christian his whole life and was raised in an evangelical church. Before attending St. Paul’s, he attended The Stone Church in Toronto and served on the board there from 2003-2008. Due to some life challenges in 2015, Kent turned to his faith in a way he hadn’t before. Amongst other things, this led him to enroll part-time at the University of Toronto Wycliffe College in the Master of Divinity program. Kent is currently still taking courses part-time while attending to his career and other responsibilities.

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