Annual Congregational Business Meeting 2024

MCC Toronto’s Annual Congregational Business Meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2024 following our Sunday Worship Service. All members, congregants and interested parties are welcome to join us.

Here are some pre-read documents to inform our congregants in advance of that meeting.


  • Call to Order
  • Opening Prayer
  • Establishment of Quorum
  • Motion to approve 2024 ACBM Agenda
  • Motion to approve amended 2023 ACBM Minutes
  • Senior Pastor’s Report 2024 (received for information)
  • Motion to receive Audited Financial Statements for 2023
  • Motion to appoint Hilborn LLC as the Auditor for 2024
  • Election of Members to the Board of Directors
  • Thanking of Outgoing Members of Board of Directors
  • Motion for Call to Adjourn
  • Closing Prayer

2023 ACBM Minutes

Link to 2022 ACBM Minutes: ACBM 2023 Minutes

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2023 Audited Statement

Audit – Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto  

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Candidates for Election to MCC Toronto’s Board of Directors:

Tom Kiley (he/him)

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Tom Kiley, a retired Senior Director at Royal Bank of Canada, worked for 35 years at Canada’s largest financial institution.  Successive leadership positions of increasing responsibilities both domestically in Canada and internationally in Trinidad afforded him a breadth of experiences leading large-scale change initiatives and programs in finance, human resources and operations.

With a growth mindset and a passion for life long learning, Tom holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in history and completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in Finance and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto.

He has served on three condominium corporation boards, twice as Treasurer, and while at RBC was a United Way department champion for several years.  Tom and his husband Lawrence have been long-time patrons of the Bill 7 Awards, the scholarship program for LGBT students undertaking university and college studies in Ontario.

Tom was brought up in the Anglican Church but as a gay man in the 1990’s did not feel welcomed and supported there.  A friend and long-time parishioner of MCC Toronto thought he would benefit from exposure to a different religious and spiritual experience and Tom attended MCC Toronto for seven years.  Tom is now returning to Toronto and MCC Toronto after living in Canmore, Alberta for the past five years.  He believes MCC Toronto occupies a unique and important place in our community and that his business background and experiences, time and energy will be an asset to the board of MCC as it pursues the Church’s mission and promotes respect for diversity and social justice for all.  These are important values Tom personally shares and will promote in his work as a board member.


Ben Rowswell (he/him)

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Ben Rowswell has been a member of MCC Toronto since 2019.  He is the father of Ava, Luke and Mia Rowswell. A career diplomat, Ben represented Canada at embassies in Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, and as a delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations. He served as Canada’s ambassador to Venezuela from 2014 to 2017.  From 2019 to 2023 he served as President of the Canadian International Council, a non-profit that engages Canadian citizens in the national debate on foreign policy.

Ben now works on human rights in Canada as founder of the Remembering Project, a movement of non-Indigenous people who accept our collective responsibility for the legacy of residential schools.  Volunteers of the Remembering Project contribute research to help identify survivors learn where children who died at the schools are buried.

Ben applied to the board because he is inspired by the vocation of MCC Toronto to advance human rights. He hopes to offer his experience in international human rights promotion and non-profit management to the MCC board.