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, Ken served at World Renew 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.
Ken’s studies include a Masters of Missiology (1983) as well as an MBA in Non-Profit sector management from York University (2000).
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!”
Maureen Pryce, Board Member
Director of Operations, YFC Canada
Maureen has worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Since 2013 she has served with for Youth for Christ Canada (YFC), she started as the Director of HR & Partner Development before recently moving into the role, Director of Operations. Prior to her role with YFC Maureen was the Development Director for Toronto City Mission. Maureen grew up in Toronto and is passionate about fulfilling TCM’s vision of seeing families impacted by poverty leading transformed lives.
Ron Farr, Board Member
Born in Toronto Ontario, Ron has served in various positions within the Church various para-church organizations including 10 Years Volunteer Service at the Toronto Jail.
Ron retired in 2016 after serving as Chaplain at The Salvation Army Gateway Men’s Shelter and Church planter and Pastor of The Warehouse Mission, a church for street involved individuals in Cabbagetown. Ron is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Humanitarian Aid in 2012
Ron has a Bachelors Degree (With Distinction) from Booth University in Biblical and Theological Studies and continues his M.Div. studies at Tyndale Seminary majoring in Biblical and Theological Studies. His passion is Biblical Studies and ancient languages including Hebrew and Greek. Along with his biblical studies, Ron is currently reading portions of the Talmud, historical manuscripts and English literature.
In March 2019, Ron was appointed to serve as interim Executive Director of Toronto City Mission.
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.