Board of Directors

 

Get involved at TCM. Join a Committee or become a Board Member.


Bill Feng (Chair)
Retired, formerly VP Shared Services at BlackBerry
Attends: Chinese Gospel Church Scarborough

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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. Bill was encouraged to join the board after Steve Chu, TCM’s recently retired Spiritual Director, gave him a tour of the different communities and shared about the work TCM does in the city.

In his free time, you can find Bill with his wife Julie discovering Toronto through the foods of the world. Bill is also an avid fisherman and has been know to enjoy shooting trap and skeet.

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Nesa Gulasekharam, Treasurer and Secretary
Retired Chief Financial Officer at Canadian Bible Society
Attends: Unionville Alliance Church

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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.

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Steve Chu, Board Member

Attends:  Chinese Gospel Church Scarborough

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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!”


Call for Nominations

Toronto City Mission (TCM) is inviting interested candidates to serve as members of the Board of Directors or committees.

Established in 1879, TCM is the oldest and longest running mission in Toronto. TCM is a non-profit organization serving families impacted by poverty in five high priority communities in the city. One in four children in Toronto lives in poverty; we desire that each child and their families find hope through Jesus Christ. We believe in training, teaching, and mentoring whole families to become leaders in their own communities.

Mission: Through God’s transformational power, we build loving relationships to bring hope to children and families impacted by poverty

Vision: Families, impacted by poverty, will lead transformed lives

COMMITTEE:
As part of its governance structure, TCM has a Board of Directors supported by two committees:

  • Finance and Resource Committee

  • Fundraising Committee

These volunteer committees will provide the Board and the Executive Director with expert advice on matters affecting TCM.

BOARD:
We are looking for mature Christians who are as passionate about urban ministry and serving at TCM. Ideally the Board candidates will have a desire to learn about one or more of the communities in which we serve. In addition, we are looking for candidates that have some of the following experience:

  • Good leadership and/or board (corporate or nonprofit)

  • Fundraising or communications

  • Finance, legal or general management

  • Christian ministry leadership

NOMINATION PROCESS
A Nomination Committee made up of a subset of board members will evaluate candidates for the Board and committees. The most qualified candidate will be recommended to the Board for their consideration and appointment. Candidates will be voted in at the Annual General Meeting to be official board or committee members of Toronto City Mission.

APPLICATION PROCESS
If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application below