Greg Daly, Minister

Greg Daly brings his passion for justice to his call at Beach United Church. He is a graduate of Emmanuel College and was ordained by the United Church of Canada in 2018. Greg has served at several communities of faith in the Toronto area. As a life-long learner, Greg recently completed a Master of Pastoral Studies at Emmanuel College with a primary focus on pastoral counselling in health care settings. In support of that work, Greg undertook placements at Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Greg also serves broader church structures through offering leadership in the Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ community of faith network, and as Chair of the Property and Finance Committee of the Toronto United Church Council.

Prior to entering ministry, Greg pursued a 20-year career in Urban and Regional Planning focusing on mediation, public policy in land use, and strategic planning, working for local, regional, and provincial governments and agencies in Ontario. Throughout this time, Greg’s understanding of living out a commitment to link faith with professional work through justice initiatives guided his approach to community engagement. Focused particularly on the provision of affordable housing, as well as advocacy on issues of access and affordability, Greg has engaged in social justice initiatives both within church structures and in the community. Greg finds the scriptural grounding for this stance in the language of Micah 6:8: seek justice; love kindness; walk humbly.

Greg and his partner Joseph live in a housing cooperative in St. Lawrence neighbourhood in downtown Toronto where they enjoy working together as part of the committee for the cooperative garden and spend significant time walking the City, exploring the vibrancy of Toronto in all its diversity.

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