Lisa Chinnery

Lisa Chinnery

Having emigrated from Bombay, India, over 20 years ago, Lisa visited MCC Toronto for a Sunday service in Fall 2000 and has been attending ever since.

Her professional career in event management, spans 25+ years, 2 continents, several agencies and corporations, giving her a unique perspective on people, process and projects. She has managed large conventions, multi-city road shows, tradeshows and social events, with a special focus on client service, leading cross functional teams, contract negotiation, competitive price analysis and vendor relationship management.

She is currently with Canadian Tire Corporation as a Senior Advisor in Corporate Affairs.

She lives in Toronto with her partner and daughter.

Lisa considers MCC Toronto her spiritual home, and is committed to giving back.

Kevin Willcock

Kevin has been attending MCC Toronto since 1993 and has been a Member since 1996. MCC Toronto is his spiritual home and he has served the congregation is many ways. His first MCC Toronto volunteer experience was Pride Service at Maple Leaf gardens alongside the Toronto Police Service bomb sniffing dogs. He has served as Usher team lead, was a member of the DNA leadership team, and served as a Deacon form 1999 through 2018. Kevin has been co-leader of the Men’s Retreat team for several years and also served on the Drag’n Angels executive. Kevin was a member of PFLAG York Region from the day it was formed.

Kevin has been employed at Oracle Corp since 1989. He has held many leadership positions with a focus on working with customers in both the Consulting and Managed Services teams. His present role is Service Delivery Manager in the Advanced Customer Services team.

In 1987 Kevin obtained a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario and has continued educating himself in formal and informal ways ever since. Kevin received the MCC Toronto Beloved Disciple Award in 2006.

Alex De Melo

Alex is currently Legal Counsel for Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and was previously Legal Counsel for Peel Children’s Aid Society preceded by being a Staff Lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario, practicing in the areas of family law and child protection. He has extensive experience in child custody, access, child support, spousal support, divorce, equalization of assets/division of property, and litigates cases in both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice.

Alex received his B.A. Honours Degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in Criminology and Classical Civilizations and a minor in World Literature. He then graduated from University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2011 obtaining his Juris Doctor degree, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

Alex lived in Siena, Italy studying Renaissance history; presented child related research in Brussels, Belgium as a representative of UNICEF Canada; lived in Berlin working at a tax law firm; lived in Freiburg, Germany working for an international child protection organization that prevents child prostitution and trafficking; and lived in Wellington, New Zealand, assisting Maori people with legal issues. Alex volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto and with children through Toronto Children’s Aid Society.

Alex has been coming to MCC Toronto for many years and has been an active leader and member of MCC Toronto Young Adults group organizing activities and serving as liaison to other ministries. He is also on the MCC Toronto Men’s Retreat committee and tries to foster community and engagement in the church.

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 the Halton Catholic District School Board. He has served as a teacher, writer, curriculum consultant and as the Director of the College Standards of Practice and Accreditation department and Director of the Investigations and Hearings department. He holds a MEd from the University of Toronto, a BA from the University of Waterloo and a diploma in Secondary Education from McGill University.

Joe is influential in managing the College’s financial systems, including its $40 million annual operating budget, working closely with the 37 elected and appointed members of the College’s governing Council, leading major College initiatives and speaking frequently to community partners. Joe is a compelling and sought after presenter within the education sector. He speaks frequently at public and education conferences on topics such as professional conduct, leadership, education law, and LGBTQ issues in education.

Most recently, Joe led our Reference Group in providing support for the congregation and staff. Joe is also a member of the Finance Committee.

Bentley Springer

Bentley Springer is a seasoned IT professional and certified PMP, leading teams providing IT services, and managing projects for large national organizations for two decades. He is currently a technology Project Manager for Compass Group.

Passionate about community capacity building, Bentley has also served as a leader in the black community for the past 2 decades.  He was founder and President of Black Habits from 1998-2008, and performed leadership roles for the Lions Circle from 2005-2016, including President for 6 years and the Inaugural Board Chair for 3 years. Bentley is also a trained mediator, and leverages these skills in a volunteer capacity.

Bentley first attended MCC Toronto in February 2012. Five months later, he and his partner, Denise, became members and dedicated MCC volunteers, and were proudly married by Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M. in July 2013. In 2016, Bentley was elected to the MCC Toronto board and has participated in various committees, including the hiring of our current Senior Pastor and the hiring of our upcoming Music Director, and is a proud father of twin boys.

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 the University of Toronto.  Cheryl provides responsive, value-driven, services to assist owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations with their audit, accounting, tax and advisory needs.

In addition to her role at ML&S, Cheryl’s recent volunteer experience includes sitting on the Board of the Pride and Remembrance Association and the finance committee of MCC Toronto. Cheryl enjoys travelling, going to the theatre, golfing and spending time with friends and family.

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 Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and its Banking and Financial Products practice team. He has extensive experience in business law, including banking, company and securities law, and regulatory requirements relating to financial institutions and products, as well as corporate transactions, financings and mergers & acquisitions. In the area of banking law, he has participated in structuring some of the largest corporate credits in Canada and assisted on banking matters related to the ABCP (asset-backed commercial paper) crisis. On the financial regulatory front, Mr. Fleming participated in structuring the first global covered bond programme by Canadian issuer (RBC), and the first ever covered bond issue in Canada, also for RBC. In addition, he participated in the structuring of an innovative structured finance shelf offering for RBC in Canada. In both cases, a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment applicable to financial institutions was required, as well as, an appreciation of the related policy issues. Also has acted as arbitrator in international business matters. Andrew is a Past Member of the Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission and of the Committee on Corporate Disclosure of the TSX. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1975 and to the Bar of Ontario in 1999. He is listed as one of Canada’s leading Capital Markets lawyers in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers. Andrew also volunteers as a Governor of the Shaw Festival and is Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Ryerson Theatre School.

Lori Boyce

Lori Boyce, CHS is a graduate of Queen’s University, holding degrees in History and Education. In the past 34 years Lori has held a variety of executive positions focused on individual risk assessment at Aetna, Maritime, and Manulife. Lori’s professional focus was finding creative solutions for individual Disability, Critical Illness, and Long term Care insurance underwriting challenges and providing Living Benefits underwriting input into product development, training and field support.
Recently retired, and a member of MCC Toronto for over 30 years, Lori has served the church in a variety of roles since she joined in the early 80’s.. She is committed to clear, timely, transparent communications as we build bridges within and from our church to the greater community.