Pastoral Team

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Rev. Gene Tempelmeyer, B.Th., B.A., M.A

Lead Pastor

Gene began his ministry at Spring Garden Church in December, 2002.  He grew up in Tennessee, but is now an ardent Canadian.  Gene and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children, Mike and Andrea.  Some of his interests outside the church include reading mysteries, making and listening to music (he plays guitar and saxophone), and painting.  Gene has served as pastor to several Baptist churches in Ontario since 1977, and loves being a pastor. genetemp@springgardenchurch.ca  416.223.4593 Ext 222 

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Rev. Greg Kay B.Re., M.Div

Worship and Mission Pastor

Greg was born in North York, the son of Vern and Kathy Kay and brother of Glenn.  Greg, his wife, Monica, and daughters Chloe and Neve live in North York.  He graduated in 1997 from OBC (now Tyndale College) with a Bachelor of Religious Education and from Tyndale Seminary in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity.  He also studied Jazz Performance and Arranging at Humber College, graduating in 2001. 
gregkay@springgardenchurch.ca  416.223.4593 Ext 224

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Rev. Margaret Sutton B.A., M.Div.

Pastor of Pastoral Care & Seniors

Margaret and her husband, Gerry, have two daughters and one grandson. She graduated from Ontario Theological Seminary in 1996 and was ordained here at Spring Garden Church in 1999.  Her passion is to help people in crisis to depend on God through prayer ministry and bible study.  Margaret enjoys a good book, cake decorating, and opportunities to serve and resource others in her community
margaretsutton@springgardenchurch.ca  416.223.4593 Ext 226

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Rev. Sam Lee M.Div

Pastor of Discipleship Ministries 

Sam Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Toronto in 1987.  He has lived all over the city of Toronto and calls this city his home.  Sam and his wife, Jin, have three children Taylor, Toby and Olive.   He graduated from Tyndale College & Seminary in 2002 with a Bachelor of Religious Education and received his Masters of Divinity at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.  Sam loves sports (especially basketball), technology, spending time with his family and seeing people live out what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  samlee@springgardenchurch.ca  416.223.4593 Ext 227

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Michelle Li

Church Office and Communications Manager

Michelle grew up in Hong Kong and came to Canada to study at McMaster University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.  Michelle has over 10 years experience in marketing communications, event planning and project management.  Michelle and her husband Garry have felt a calling to serve more holistically in a church in the Willowdale community since 2016. The ministry opportunity of Office & Communications manager role seemed to be a confirmation of His calling. It has been an eye-opening experience for Michelle to intimately see God’s work in the community through Spring Garden Church. Michelle and her family are excited to join and serve the Spring Garden community and its neighbours. She can be reached at michelleli@springgardenchurch.ca 416-223-4593 Ext 221. 

Jeremy Ranasinghe - Discipleship Assistant

Jeremy was born and raised in the GTA. He started at Spring Garden serving as the youth intern while studying at Tyndale University/College and Seminary, however, was later brought on staff as the Discipleship Ministry Assistant. Jeremy recently graduated from Tyndale with a B.A in Biblical studies and Theology. He is continuing to learn more about Christ by completing his MDiv while also serving at Spring Garden. Jeremy enjoys, cooking, music and superheroes and he sort of likes his fiancé Kaitlyn.

Jeremy can be reached by email at jeremy@springgardenchurch.ca or 416-223-4593 Ext 223.

 

 

Deacons Team

Top Row (Left to Right)

  • Gonzalo Librado  - Adult Ministries
  • Adora Chui - Children Ministries
  • Lesley Daniels - Mission and Worship
  • Peggy Moore - Membership, Property

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

  • Esther Penner - Community Life
  • Doug Willson - Pastoral Care, Board Secretary
  • Sam Chaise
  • Shannon Loewen 
  • Joanne Laing 

Elders Team

Top Row (Left to Right)

  • Corinne Sutton-Smith
  • Cindie Chaise
  • Darlene Boyd
  • Barrie Porter

Bottom Rom (Left to Right)

  • Cheryl Chapman
  • Joanna James
  • Garth Barron
  • Brad Sider