Meet the Staff


Our Ministry of Music: 

Boris Treivus, Director of Music

Boris has a Master of Music from St. Petersburg State Conservatory and has played in Toronto churches and directed music for over 2 decades.  He is a choir conductor, organist, pianist, composer, arranger, accompanist, music instructor as well as a solo and ensemble performer.  He is also Dance Accompanist for Canada’s National Ballet School.  Boris has a passion for theatre and is Artistic Director for the Theatre Offstage Company.  Boris plays several instruments and has a wide variety of experience.  He was a Carillon Performer for 5 years at the bell tower of St. Peter and Paul Fort in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Please join in the song!  


Mark Kieswetter, Director of Music Emeritus            

Mark attended the University of Cincinnati where he was a piano performance major with a minor in organ.  He has played extensively in Lutheran churches for most of his life, along with playing professionally, and teaching private students. Mark moved to Toronto from Toledo, Ohio where he was the Minister of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA).  He has been blessed with a wide range of influences and abilities from classical to jazz, and tries to bring these elements with him to the worship service to make the most “joyful noise” possible!



Victoria Mlynko, Learning and Engagement Coordinator

We have a new staff member! We welcome Victoria Mlynko to the new role as the Learning and Engagement Coordinator. This position takes us to the next step in Living our Vision, both in and out. Within the St. Philip’s community, Victoria will be focused on developing a Family Ministry that connects with our families in new and innovative ways to meet their needs. All of our programs related to children, youth and family will be coordinated through this new position to nurture our community. Our outward focus to be a neighbour to the families, children and youth in Central Etobicoke will also be coordinated through this new role. As we unite with partners to make a difference in the neighbourhood, we will now have a staff person to further our efforts to Live our Vision. This is a part-time position that will work closely with our volunteers to make a difference in the lives of families, children and youth in St. Philip’s and the neighbourhood.

Victoria says:  "I’m really looking forward to working with the St. Philip’s community as the new Learning and Engagement Coordinator. This has been such a welcoming and supportive place for me to complete my school placement, and it’s exciting to think about serving the community in a new way … My husband, Roman, and I have two children; a son who is 8 and daughter is (almost) 4. We live a few doors down the street from St. Philip’s and I LOVE the commute to work! … My role’s accountability for family ministry includes Sunday school, youth group(s), Homework Club, the Good Food Market and the Neighbourhood Table. While children, youth and families are my focus, there will likely be occasion where I can support church members with spiritual or pastoral care. In these times, Pastor Tuula and I will work as a care team under her oversight. Building relationships with people of all ages at St. Philip’s is important to me. Outside of my hours in this role, I will continue to operate a part-time, private psychotherapy practice from the church. I am committed to offering affordable therapy rates, and I would be pleased if you would continue to think of me for referrals for this service."


Margaret Isaacs, Office Administrator

Margaret works in the office Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 12:00.

phone: 416-622-5577 (office)