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 and used his experience as Director of Drama Ministry, developing and leading “Faith through Drama” as an alternative service in a Lutheran church. 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.  Boris is looking forward to new opportunities at St. Philip’s and the possibilities that come with change.  Stay tuned for theme Sundays and new music.  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!



Our Ministry of Holistic Health: Parish Nurse

Marisa Jefkins is our Parish Nurse.

As a registered nurse who has additional training in theology and spiritual care, the Parish Nurse may act as an educator, patient advocate, liaison for agency referral/health care navigation, health counsellor, and visitor.  A  Parish Nurse is called to ministry and is affirmed by a faith community to promote health, healing and wholeness and to help people of all ages to integrate their faith and health.  Historically the church has always been a place of healing and faith.

Marisa brings extensive knowledge and experience in hospital, geriatric and community health and will be an excellent addition to our church family.   

Our Parish Nurse can be reached by calling:

Cell phone 647-523-5540 or


Office Administrator:  Margaret Isaacs                          

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

phone: 416-622-5577 (office)