Our Minister 

Karen Dale, Minister  
(416) 691-8082 ext. 26 / karen@beachuc.com

Hello, my name is Karen Dale.  I have seen many changes during my time in ministry with Beach United Church but now we are well settled in a beautifully renovated building.  I love sharing space with others in our open-plan office where ideas can flow back and forth.  It is a wonderful challenge to help create experiences that nurture our spirits and challenge our thinking.  The best part of being in ministry is meeting interesting people.  So come on by, I’d love to chat! (Read more) 

Our Operational Staff

David Lewis, Operations and Rentals Manager
(416) 691-8082 ext. 22 / operations@beachuc.com

I love my job and consider it a privilege to be working at Beach United.  As the Operations Manager, I’m responsible for maintaining the church building, supporting our administration team, and managing our rentals program.  Prior to coming to Beach United, I worked as a Director of Facilities in the not-for-profit sector. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cycling, roughing it up north, and blogging.

Cate Duff, Office Administrator
(416) 691-8082 ext. 0 / office@beachuc.com

Our Programming Staff

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its significant financial impacts, our programming staff have been laid off (unless otherwise noted).

Steven Webb, Director of Music

Originally from South Africa, Steven Webb (b.1989) is a Toronto based composer,
and performer. His current compositional work is concerned with examining the
human experience, with the disorientation, confusion, and dread that arises from
living in a world dealing with a climate crisis, growing conflict, and marginalization
towards minority groups, and the increasing isolation of the individual in spite of
our hyper-connectivity.

His compositions and arrangements have been performed by The Winnipeg
Symphony Orchestra, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Thin Edge Music
Collective, The University of Guelph Symphonic Choir, The Hamilton Children’s
Choir, Exultate Chamber Singers, Prairie Voices, among many others.

Our Coordinators

Dayna Browne, Children and Youth Coordinator

Dayna’s role in our team connects to her various experiences and assets she brings from work with at-risk youth, children and community development.

She has used music and art to work on initiatives with Young People’s Theatre, City of Toronto, Arts For Children and Youth, and For Youth Initiative as an advocate for youth and education through the arts.

For her contributions to social work, she was nominated by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2007 as a Vital Person using art to heal communities. She received the Buddhist Compassion Award in 2009 and 2010 at Ryerson University for her commitment to vulnerable communities. In 2011, she received a scholarship for excellence in leadership from the Herbert Carnegie Foundation for innovative social justice work.

Nicole Tanti, Community Engagement Coordinator (on maternity leave)

Nicole has a background in community work, outreach and education, urban agriculture, and organic gardening. She loves spending time outdoors, connecting with nature, meeting new people, and teaching and practicing yoga.

Her passion for community and connection brought her to Beach United Church and she is very happy to be part of this vibrant community.

Vivek Vijayapalan, Communications Coordinator

An avid content creator, proposal writer, and digital marketer, Vivek is various avatars rolled into one. With over nine years of experience in a media, non-profit and B2B environment in Canada and India, he is a storyteller who strives to create an ecosystem of diverse ideas and perspectives. Vivek holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Post-graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Centennial College. He is also a Fellow of the Documentaries for Change Program created to provide Toronto’s newcomer communities with the fundamentals of social documentary practice to foster community building and engagement. 

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