REV. CANON. SIMON LI
Fr. Simon Li has been the Incumbent at St. John's since 2006. Canon Simon is passionate about biblical theology, spiritual formation, personal growth, marriage enrichment, effective parenting, and practicing our faith in everyday life. Having practiced law in North York for 17 years before taking early retirement to become pastor and priest, he has keen interest in living as a Christian in the marketplace. Fr. Simon is proficient in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, and enjoys singing traditional hymns. He also enjoys discussing spirituality with his wife Linda and four grown children.
REV. JORDAN WELLINGTON
Fr. Jordan Wellington has been the Associate Priest at St John's since 2014. He attended University of Toronto where he earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon convocation, Fr. Jordan enrolled at Wycliffe College, where he completed a Master of Divinity followed by a Master of Theological Studies specializing in pastoral care, counselling, and spiritual direction. Fr. Jordan is passionate about community and global outreach, and evangelism. He is happily married to Jenny Cheong, and looks forward to his continued ministry at St. John’s.
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR
PASTOR FLORA YU
Pastor Flora Yu has happily served at St. John's since 2015. She is a candidate for the Master of Theological Studies in International and Urban Development at Wycliffe College, prior to which she graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BA in political science and French studies. Pastor Flora is especially passionate about social justice, ecclesial catholicity (i.e. church unity), and all-ages Christian pedagogy. She is very interested in nurturing the spiritual gifts of young Christians so that the kingdom of God would flourish through them. Don't be afraid to approach her to hang out or to have unabashedly esoteric discussions about anything at all!
MUSIC & MISSIONAL MINISTRIES COORDINATOR
Jenny Cheong is a multi-talented musician who is a pianist, a cellist, and a conductor. Aside from receiving various concert awards at a young age and scholarships in music and performance, she has also completed a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at McGill University and has three Master's degrees, including a Master of Divinity at Wycliffe College, Master of Theological Studies in Church Music at Trinity College, UofT, and a Master of Music in Cello Performance at UofT's faculty of music. She currently conducts for the Vocal Ensemble at St. John's and continues her ministry by leading and conducting for the Willowdale Children's Choir.
DEPUTY People's WARDEN
DEPUTY Rector's WARDEN
STEPHANIE J.Y. KWAN