Steve Chu, Board Member
Pastor & Spiritual Director
Steve has been serving the inner city for over 35 years. After 26 years (1976 -2002) at Yonge Street Mission, he joined Toronto City Mission as the Director of Ministry in 2002. In that role, Steve mentored staff and ministry partners. He also networks with churches and Christian organizations to create more awareness about TCM and the needs of the city. Steve retired from the role of Director of Ministry in June 2014 but continues to serve as our Spiritual Director. In March 2019, Steve was appointed as a Board of Director for the mission. He’s known for reminding the staff “It’s about relationships!”
Bill Feng (Chair)
Retired, formerly VP Shared Services at BlackBerry
After retiring, Bill felt a calling to get involved with a local ministry outside his church. From his own experience, Bill has seen the impact that youth ministry can have to change the trajectory of a life. Coming to know and trust in our Saviour is a wonderful thing, but to know him at an early age means having the joy of a lifelong relationship with Him.
Nesa Gulasekharam, Treasurer and Secretary
Retired Chief Financial Officer at Canadian Bible Society
Nesa has served at the Canadian Bible Society for 22 years including 11 years as the Chief Financial Officer. After learning about TCM through attending an ecumenical combined choir service, he joined the board of directors and is eager to use his knowledge and experience to further the ministry of TCM. Nesa has served as an Elder as the Treasurer for many years at First Alliance Church in Scarborough. He spends his free time exploring videography or reading a great book.
Ken Little, Board Member
Ken’s commitment to humanitarian work and to the poor has shaped his life’s work.
Most recently and for 10+ years until retirement in June 2017, Ken served at World Renew (the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church North America), as a Senior Project Manager on the International Disaster Response team.
Prior to this role, Ken spent almost two years in Sri Lanka leading in post tsunami rebuilding; 9 + years serving inner city families in downtown Toronto as Executive Director of the Toronto City Mission; 6.5 years directing the relief and development projects of World Relief Canada; 5 years living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and 5 years in Bangkok, Thailand. Three of the Thailand years were as an Operations Officer with IOM, a refugee resettlement organization of the United Nations.
Ken’s studies include a Masters of Missiology (1983) as well as an MBA in Non-Profit sector management from York University (2000).
Ken enjoys handyman and carpentry work and has experience building additions to houses, finishing bathrooms and kitchens and putting his skills to work on an as needed basis.
Ken and his wife Miriam, who live in Burlington, ON., have four adult children, three of whom are married, and they enjoy grandparenting their eight grandchildren.