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What makes us unique?

  • We are church with a congregational form of government. We are accountable to the members who elect us.
  • As congregants we are in covenant and community with each other. We have more, stronger, and closer social networks than most other nonprofit organizations.
  • We have specific organizational mandates based upon the bylaws of our denomination, the UFMCC. For example, The Senior Pastor has sole authority for the content and order of all worship services.
  • The Senior Pastor (CEO) is hired by the congregation through election and is vested with specific duties and authority – such as teacher, preacher, and spiritual leader – for which he/she is accountable directly to the congregation. This differs from most secular non-profit organizations where the Board of Directors hires the Chief Executive Officer who is accountable solely to the Board.
  • We have distinctive characteristics based on the large size of our congregation and the size to which our vision aspires.

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of a Board of Directors in a Metropolitan Community Church are both similar and different in contrast to other business and nonprofit organizations as well as congregations affiliated with other denominations. The key similarities are mostly legal; churches are usually incorporated under provincial or state nonprofit corporation laws. Also, churches, like other charities, hold tax exempt status under national tax laws. The key differences in churches are shaped strongly by organizational culture. Congregational size, history, denominational affiliation, and form of church government often shape the differences.

Directors

The current members of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto Board of Directors.

Obim Okongwu

Obim has been attending the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCCT) for close to twenty years. For the past four years, he has been volunteering as Worship Coordinator, and recently ...
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Alex De Melo

Alex is currently Legal Counsel for Peel Children’s Aid Society and was previously a Staff Lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario, practicing in the areas of family law and child protection ...
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Bev Wybrow

Bev recently retired after 22 years as CEO of Canadian Women's Foundation. The Foundation works to empower women and girls in Canada to move out of poverty, out of violence ...
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Joe Jamieson

Joe Jamieson is the Deputy Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers. Joe was first certified to teach in Quebec in 1992 and began his 23-year career in education with ...
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Bentley Springer

Bentley Springer is a seasoned IT professional, leading teams providing IT services for large national organizations for almost two decades. He is currently the Manager of IT Support Services for ...
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Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith, CPA, CA is a partner at Monte-Lisi & Smith, Chartered Accountants (“ML&S”).   Cheryl graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science, Honours, before earning her MBA at ...
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Andrew Fleming

Andrew Fleming is a Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and is Managing Partner of the Toronto office. He is a member of the Business Law Group of Norton ...
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Lori Boyce

Lori Boyce, CHS is a graduate of Queen’s University, holding degrees in History and Education.  Her professional career began in 1981 at Crown Life as a Disability Underwriter Trainee. In ...
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News from the MCC Toronto Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is in constant communication with the congregation about the business matters of the church. Our congregational updates, quarterly reports, financial budgets, and minutes from our Annual Congregational Business Meetings are all publicly available. Relevant documents from the past 12 months are shown below.

News

News from the MCC Toronto Board of Directors As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication ...
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Building repairs. Major storms this year caused flooding near our electrical panel. While we have had water issues for years, ...
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Reverend Jeff Rock chairs first MCC Toronto ACBM on June 10, 2018 We had an historic annual congregational business meeting ...
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Fiscal 2017 was a busy year for Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (“MCC Toronto”): Brent’s final year, Jeff’s arrival, ongoing ...
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Minutes of the 2017 Annual Congregational Business Meeting June 18, 2017 Chair: Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, Moderator Minutes: Annabelle Menezes, ...
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2018 Annual Congregational Business Meeting AGENDA June 10, 2018, 12:45-2:00 pm Sanctuary 12:30 pm Call for Quorum 12:45 pm Call ...
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News from the MCC Toronto Board of Directors As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication ...
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News from the MCC Toronto Board of Directors As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication ...
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News from the MCC Toronto Board of Directors As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication ...
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As part of our commitment to more regular, transparent and timely communication with the Congregation we want to highlight some ...
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Contact Us

Contact the Board of Directors with any thoughts, concerns, questions or ideas! Simply fill out the contact form below to send us a message. You can also reach us by email: BofD@mcctoronto.com