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Who We Are

Calvin Russell, DOXA Director: With over 20 years of youth ministry experience (as a Pastor, YU worker and director of a youth program), Calvin brings experience and passion to his role as Doxa Director. He is a team player and loves his role with YU. He is deeply committed to seeing youth attain their full life potential and equipping youth leaders with the necessary tools to create healthy and vibrant youth ministries. He is married to the love of his life, Liz and has 3 teenagers of his own. He still plays hockey in a men's league, and volunteers in various roles in the community and in his church.

Melissa Morrissey, DOXA Journeys Coordinator: Melissa has enjoyed three years with Youth Unlimited and the Doxa program. She comes to YU as a Registered Social Service Worker with over 7 years experience in youth ministry. As a teen, God deeply impacted her life through involvement in missions and cross cultural experiences. Today she is thrilled to be serving with Doxa, using her passion for missions and discipleship to impact the lives of other young people.

Jeff Smyth, DOXA Coordinator of Community Initiatives:My ministry will be a support to Scarborough churches who are connected to Doxa as they seek to build healthy and vibrant youth ministries. As a 14 year youth ministry veteran (the last 6 at People’s church), I know the challenges and struggles of youth and youth ministry. My desire is to come along side churches to coach and mentor youth workers who may in turn create healthy youth programs which help create healthier churches. I am here to assist the local church.

Gilman Ho, Community Youth Worker: Connections