Pastoral Team

Spring Garden is in an “interim” season that could also be called a time of “transition”, “discernment”, “learning”, “waiting”, and “anticipating”; it’s all about preparing for the next thing God has in store for us as we journey with Him.  During this season, the leadership of Spring Garden has called Greg Kay and Sam Lee to be Co-Lead Pastors together in our interim staffing configuration. We’re seeing this interim period as a time to learn, discern, and consider hopefully whether the staffing model might be what sustains and nourishes Spring Garden for the longer term, beyond the interim period. If you would like to see a model of our interim staffing configuration, click here.

If you would like to see our FAQ sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) about our time of transition, click here

Rev. Greg Kay B.Re., M.Div

Co-Lead Pastor


Greg was born in North York, the son of Vern and Kathy Kay and brother of Glenn.  Greg, his wife, Monica, and daughters Chloe and Neve live in North York.  He graduated in 1997 from OBC (now Tyndale College) with a Bachelor of Religious Education and from Tyndale Seminary in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity.  He also studied Jazz Performance and Arranging at Humber College, graduating in 2001.  416.223.4593 Ext 224


Rev. Sam Lee M.Div

Co-Lead Pastor


Sam Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Toronto in 1987.  He has lived all over the city of Toronto and calls this city his home.  Sam and his wife, Jin, have three children Taylor, Toby and Olive.   He graduated from Tyndale College & Seminary in 2002 with a Bachelor of Religious Education and received his Masters of Divinity at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.  Sam loves sports (especially basketball), technology, spending time with his family and seeing people live out what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  416.223.4593 Ext 227


Rev. Jeremy Ranasinghe B.A.Th

Children and Youth Pastor


Jeremy was born and raised in the GTA. He started at Spring Garden serving as the youth intern while studying at Tyndale University/College and Seminary, however, was later brought on staff as the Discipleship Ministry Assistant, and later as the Pastor of Children and Youth. Jeremy recently graduated from Tyndale with a B.A in Biblical studies and Theology. He is continuing to learn more about Christ by completing his MDiv while also serving at Spring Garden. Jeremy enjoys, cooking, music, superheroes and spending time with his wife.

Jeremy can be reached by email at or 416-223-4593 Ext 223.

Lily Cheng

Community and Missions Pastor


Lily oversees ministry areas related to Adult Discipleship, Community Building, Mission, and Pastoral Care, working under the leadership of our Co-Leads, Greg Kay and Sam Lee.

Prior to her recent run for the position of city Councillor in the Willowdale ward, Lily was employed as the Director of Community Engagement at The Peoples Church, where she worked to build community within the church and to foster its engagement in local mission. She has also launched community building activities and networks within North York and has a variety of training, coaching, mentoring, and missions experiences that have contributed to what we believe is a strong skill set for this position.

Lily lives in Willowdale and has shared her passion for spreading Christ’s love within and beyond Spring Garden. She has also expressed her commitment to supporting Greg and Sam through our transition period.

Lily can be reached by email at or 416-223-4593 Ext 226.

Dale Forder

Office & Communications Administrator

Dale can be reached by email at or 416-223-4593

Elders Team

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  • Darlene Boyd

  • Anne Barron

  • Koon Wah Leung

  • Brad Sider

  • Clem Lee

Deacons Team

  • Sam Chaise

  • Michel Belzile

  • Martin Dewar

  • Krysten Cameron

  • Joanne Laing

  • Shannon Loewen

  • Peggy Moore

  • Jeff McGee

  • Monica Kim