PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am passionate about the church, and seeing the church be what it was made to be: a community of people where love of God and love of neighbour are deeply bound together.

I feel particularly called to old, urban, congregations that are discovering what it means to exist again for the sake of the other. I love challenging people to consider what the gospel means in their community, which is often a world unlike the world many churches were once familiar with. Church renewal comes with its share of difficulty and conflict, but it's good and important work that I care deeply about doing well.

The key tools I use for this work are thoughtful preaching which calls us toward God's coming kingdom, as well as the ministry of faithful presence to and ministry alongside those who call the church home. Jesus calls those who he teaches and leads "friends", and this ministry of friendship is instrumental in understanding the way of Jesus and seeing its effects in the lives of all people in the church.

MY SPECIALITIES

  • Missional Church Engagement
  • Contextual & Exegetical Preaching
  • Pastoral Care & Spiritual Friendship

MINISTRY SKILLS

01 Ministry
  • Leading Worship & Preaching
  • Pastoral Care
  • Community Leadership
  • Equipping Church Members
  • Mission Outreach
  • Personal & Spiritual Development
  • Administration
  • Program Development
  • Crisis Visiting
  • Christian Education
02 Knowledge
Grid & Layout.
Good sense for typography.
Color theory knowledge.
Web usability.
Interface Design.
Google Analytics & SEO.

EXPERIENCE

1
From 2021 to present
Associate Minister
Knox Church, Toronto
2
From 2018 to Jan 2021
Assistant Minister
Knox Church, Toronto
2
From 2016 to Sep 2018
Pastoral Assistant
Knox Church, Toronto
0
From May 2016 to Aug 2016
Summer Student Minister
Presbytery of Edmonton-Lakeland

EDUCATION

From September 2016 to May 2018
Master of Divinity
Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto
From September 2013 to August 2016
Master of Divinity: Church in the City
Tyndale Seminary, Toronto
From September 2010 to May 2013
Bachelor of Arts: Dramatic Art
University of Windsor

Hobbies & Interests