OUR CLERGY

Incumbent (主任牧師)
Rev. Canon Simon Li (李時雄法政牧師)

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.

李牧師自2006年起任聖約翰堂主任。他熱愛聖經神學,靈命塑造,個人成長,婚姻之道,教養子女和信仰應用等課題。他在北約克執業17年律師工作之後,提早退休接受按立作牧師事奉,並關心在社會中作基督徒的挑戰。李牧師操流利粵語,國語和英文,又喜愛唱傳統聖詩,他也喜歡與太太和四位成年子女暢談人性與靈性之事。

simonli.toronto@gmail.com

Associate Priest
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. 

revjordanwellington@gmail.com


OUR STAFF

Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator
Pastor Ginnie Wong

Pastor Ginnie Wong has been part of St. John’s staff since 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western in her hometown, London ON. It was during her undergraduate studies that she felt a call to ministry. She graduated in 2013 from Wycliffe College, specializing in Pioneer Ministry. Pastor Ginnie is passionate about discipleship, ecclesiology (A fancy word for the study of the Church), and the Church going beyond its four walls. Pastor Ginnie enjoys the great outdoors, exploring cities, long bike rides, learning people’s stories, carbohydrates, and live music.

childrenyouth.stjohnwillowdale@gmail.com

Music & Missional Ministries Coordinator
Jenny Cheong

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, U of T, and a Master of Music in Cello Performance at U of T's faculty of music.

She currently conducts the Vocal Ensemble and Willowdale Children's Choir at our parish. Jenny has organized fundraising concerts such as: Colours of Autumn (For our Yukon mission trip) and Autumn Melodies (For Syrian Refugees).

jennythecellist@gmail.com

Choir Conductor
Daniel Yu

Daniel Yu has been a piano teacher and church pianist in various churches in Hong Kong since he was 14. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 16, as has served in various capacities in his home church. While studying theology courses at the former Ontario Bible College, there was a need to start an English-speaking service at a nearby church in Chinatown. Daniel took some conducting courses and has been serving as a pianist and conductor ever since. As a former choir conductor at the Toronto Chinese Baptist Church and later Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church, his preference for ministry is where it is most needed. It is the Lord's divine provision that leads him to serve in this congregation and community. 

余國威出生在香港,14歲開始當鋼琴老師,也在幾個教會担任司琴一職原因那個時代極其缺乏司琴。16歲移民加拿大。大學畢業後由於當時唐人街教會發展英語事工,余國威在安省聖經學院學習指揮,以後便在多倫多華人浸信會和士嘉堡華人浸信會擔任司琴和指揮一職。選擇侍奉崗位就是看那裏最有需要。感謝主帶領到這一個教會,願榮耀歸於上帝。

Church Secretary 
Esther Luk

Esther joined St. John’s in April 2015 as the office administrator. She was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Toronto with her family in 1997. She accepted Christ in Richmond Hill Christian Community Church in 1998, and has actively been involved in the caring and cultivation of church planting ministries. Esther loves sharing God’s love with others, Bible reading, praise dancing, cooking and singing; as well as meditating and praying in St. John’s Sanctuary during her lunch time.

Esther於2015年4月加入聖約翰堂擔任教會辦公室秘書工作。Esther生於香港,於1997年與家人移民多倫多。一年後於烈治文山華人基督教會信主和被牧養,一直積極參與關懷,培育和植堂事工。她喜愛傳福音,閱讀聖經、讚美操、烹飪、唱歌,並在午膳時間在聖堂默想祈禱。

estherpytluk@gmail.com