Gladis is a native of Southern India (in the city of Chennai/Madras) and moved to Peterborough to pursue graduate studies, where she received an MBA. As a new immigrant to Canada it was hard for her to find the right church initially, but she found her home church at Park St Baptist Church. There, she was involved in the worship team, bible studies, and other activities, but in 2015, Gladis moved to Toronto for work and was connected to Renforth by Park St, with whom she still maintains close relationships. Since then, Gladis has been actively involved at Renforth, serving on the worship team, nursery ministry, small groups, engaging in bible studies, and on the elder team. She is also involved in CBOQ’s Credential Committee and nominated to be a part of CBWOQ’s Uptick Program.
Gladis currently lives in Etobicoke and works at Intact Financial Corporation (BrokerLink) in human resources. In her role, she oversees recruitment for Ontario, Alberta, and the Atlantic provinces, employee relations, and training. During her spare time, she enjoys singing and listening to new worship songs.
Marc was born and raised in Montreal. Married to Janice, a retired piano teacher, they are parents of three adult children. Marc has served as a pastoral leader in churches and the military chaplaincy for 30+ years before becoming the Pastoral Leaders Development Associate with CBOQ. In this role, he serves pastoral leaders in their formation, accreditation, development, and transitions. He also guides pastoral search committees in their important discernment process.
Marc and Janice came to Renforth in August 2018, shortly after he began his ministry as CBOQ staff. In his spare time, he enjoys walking with his dog and cycling to work.
Evol was born in Trinidad and moved to the GTA at a young age. She has worked as a personal support worker and social worker for many years, until she retired a few years ago to take care of her late husband and to focus on serving at Renforth. She has been at Renforth since the mid-1990s and has been involved in various ministries throughout the years. Renforth is the place where she recommitted her life back to God, so it has a special place in her heart. She is passionate about her church and is excited about how God is working through the people here. Her desire for Renforth is that it would flourish and be a beacon of light in this community.
Her hobbies include music and singing, painting, designing, and anything that involves being creative. She also enjoys hanging out with her spunky granddaughter during the week.
Steven was born in raised at the border of North York and Scarborough. How would he describe himself? “I have no highly esteemed stature to stand on. I am no better than you (I’m probably worse than you, haha).” Steven comes from a family that did not have much growing up, but had enough. God has been gracious to him in his pastoral call and Steven seeks to share this grace with Etobicoke. “Come, I would love to meet and speak with you.”