20 Congregations in the Eastern Synod Central Toronto Ministry Area: Working together, creating a vibrant church relevant in our communities

Leadership Team

In 2015 our Eastern Synod reorganized it’s congregations into geographical Ministry Areas. Each Ministry Area has a Leadership Team comprised of  the Area Dean, Clergy from the area congregations, and Lay Volunteers. These are the members of your leadership team.

Rev. David Tin, Dean of our Ministry Area

Pastor David is the pastor of Rhenish Lutheran in Markham and the former Dean of the Toronto Conference. He is the presiding chairperson of the Chinese Ministry Conference – ELCIC, representative of ELCIC in F.I.L.L. (Canadian Council of Churches).  His passion is fresh expression in outreaching & evangelism in our multi-cultural community. He is a firm believer of partnership across congregations, ethnicity, denominations, and generations. David is married to Mavis and blessed with 2 boys.

Contact: pastordavidtin@rhenish.ca

Rev. Mavis Fung, Clergy Member

Rev. Mavis is appointed by Synod to do Outreach Ministry in the Markham area, primarily to those who speak Mandarin. She is very keen on making the gospel relevant to the people she serves. Mavis believes the ‘church door’ should always be open to serve the people’s needs and spread the gospel, while we are building the genuine relationship in our ministry.
Contact: mavisfung@rogers.com

Andrew Slonetsky, Lay Member

Andrew is a member of Holy Cross Church in Newmarket. He is relatively new to Lutheranism but has found it to be a truly invigorating part of his faith journey. A retired high school music teacher, he is passionate about all the arts and the potential that they can bring to our lives.  Other loves include Lake Nipissing, photography, travel and learning.  He sings with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and is married with three adult sons.

photo of David Berg

David Berg, Lay Member
David and his wife Karin are members of First Lutheran, on the doorstep of Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. David is a long standing member of Lutheran Campus Ministry – Toronto and is very interested in motivating our congregations to work together for a vibrant ministry. Contact: david@bergdesignworks.com