Along with a team of student leaders, Ruth and Steve are interim chaplains at YorkU while serving as pastors of Friendship Community Church at Keele and Finch in Toronto and as a fleet manager for a local produce distributor. Their combined work experience includes teacher, farmer, mental health and special education aides, funeral service workers, construction contractor and spiritual direction companion. They met as masters students in the States and have been married for 23 years. They enjoy home renovation, live jazz, craft brewing and good coffee.
Chong (as everyone calls him) is a Commissioned Pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He has an M.A. in English Literature (with a thesis on 17th century Christian devotional poetry) from the U of Alberta. Chong is also an accomplished writer and speaker/preacher. He has been published in various popular Christian publications and blogs, e.g. The Banner, Christian Courier, Think Christian blog, BioLogos blog.
Hired and supported by (and reporting to) the regional network of Christian Reformed Churches in the Greater Toronto Area, Chong has been serving the York University community since 2001.