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.
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 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.
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, 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).
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.
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.