Reverend Dr. William G. Ingram
Will was inducted as the Senior Minister at St. Andrew’s in September 2007.
Prior to St. Andrew’s, he served as the minister of Morningside-High Park (MHP), Toronto from 1996 – 2007. After graduating from Knox College with a Master’s of Divinity degree in 1996 he completed a Master’s of Theology degree from the University of Toronto in Biblical Studies and then his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in 2017 from the McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago.
Will has served as the Moderator of the Presbytery of West Toronto (2004-2005) and the Presbytery of East Toronto (2011-2012), and on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (2006-2013).
Outside of the church, Will loves sailing, travelling, canoeing, motorcycle riding, cooking, reading, writing, playing guitar, and has run 7 marathons.
His greatest joy, however, is the time that he spends with his wife Lesley and his three kids — Kate, Madeline and Spencer
The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Faris, B.A., MDiv, M.Th., PhD – currently serving as the Moderator of the 147th General Assembly
Bob is a lifelong Presbyterian who has an ecumenical spirit and openness to the new thing that God is doing. This has included more than 35 years of innovative ministry within the PCC that has been focused on understanding and working toward the improvement of lives and communities negatively affected by social injustice and colonialism.
Raised in Newmarket and Sarnia, Ontario, Bob completed his undergraduate studies at Queen’s University. Both his parents were elders and Bob felt called to ordained ministry early in life. His involvement in the Presbyterian Young People’s Society and Camp Kintail led to his ordination to camping ministry as the first fulltime director of Kintail in 1984. His creative ministry influenced a new generation of leaders and helped set Camp Kintail on a path toward becoming a model of church camping.
Bob has served as Associate Minister at St. Andrew’s since 2011. He brought a wide range of experience in ecumenical ministry both in Canada and internationally. Previous to coming to St. Andrew’s, he had been the Director of two different ecumenical organizations, The Churches’ Council on Theological Education in Canada and the Canadian Churches’ Forum for Global Ministries. From 1988 to 1994, Bob was appointed by the Presbyterian Church in Canada to teach at Ricatla Seminary in Mozambique. He has been invited to represent The Presbyterian Church in Canada on a number of occasions and currently serves as a Co-Convener of the denomination’s Rainbow Communion.
Bob has a passion for bringing people and communities together and to enlarge our understanding of where God is calling the church to be in our current context. He sees a unique opportunity at St. Andrew’s to engage with the broader community in the work of justice and compassion and providing a welcome for all. His ministry at St. Andrew’s focuses in Christian Education and Outreach. He serves as one of the Coordinators of the Out of the Cold Program and has been instrumental in initiating programs in refugee support, English as another language, and in developing a partnership relationship with Marabella Presbyterian Church in Trinidad. He has used his many connections to provide a variety of resource people for educational programs for children and adults.
Bob received a Master of Divinity degree from Knox College in 1983, a Master of Theology degree from the Edinburgh University in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town in 2007. In 2014, his doctoral dissertation was published as “Liberating Mission in Mozambique: Faith and Revolution in the Life of Eduardo Mondlane”.