As the Incumbent (sometimes called “Rector”) of Messiah, Tay is responsible for the pastoral leadership and spiritual nurture of the community. A graduate of Hampden-Syndney College and then Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, Tay is a native of the United States and came to Canada in 2004 with his wife, Betsy. He spent his more »
Director of Music
Sarah John is the Director of Music (aka “Minister of Music”) at Church of The Messiah. She works as a freelance conductor of both professional and community ensembles in Toronto and the GTA. She has held positions with the the Windsor Symphony, the Windsor Symphony Chorus, Heliconian Choir and Orchestra (co-founder) and the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. more »
The Parish Administrative Assistant is responsible for the of the behind-the-scenes work that makes our church function. Besides checking the office e-mail and phone messages daily, this person manages the outside groups that rent space from the church. They also often deals with contractors and others who do business with the church. Contact them if more »
Charles Duncan Waterman and his family has been attending The Church of the Messiah for close to twenty years now. Charles is highly energetic and always wears his infectious trademark smile. Charles is a bass member of the choir and enthusiastically participates in leading the congregation in songs of jubilation. His love for the church more »
Cameron Crawford is a Warden of the Church, meaning that he and the other Wardens share responsibility for what happens at Church of The Messiah.
Thaddeus is a member of the parish selected as a Warden. Wardens are the authorized representative of the entire congregation and maintain authority over how money is collected and spent by the parish. Besides signing checks, they also supervise employees and provide leadership in the community in many ways.
Honorary Warden for Life
Dave Bradley, a long time member of Messiah, was made “Warden for Life” to recognize his many decades of service to the Messiah community. Dave is a fixture of our church–always there early to hand out leaflets and welcome visitors. He also takes charge of the annual gardening days to beautify the exterior grounds of more »
Canon John Hill is an honorary assistant to the incumbent; he has been a presbyter in this diocese since 1974. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Theology degree from the University of Nottingham. John is also the Interfaith Officer for the diocese. The focus of his work more »