Rev. Christopher White (2010-2017) Fairlawn Avenue United Church
Rev. Christopher White – Senior Minister and Team Leader at Fairlawn. During his time at Fairlawn Avenue United Church, Christopher helped when the congregation implemented “The Fairlawn Call”, social justice initiatives, the Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Project, Bethlehem Market, etc.
In 2012, Christopher received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to their communities. He was instrumental in the formation of Faith in the City, an initiative of religious leaders, clergy and lay-people from several faith traditions who, along with concerned members of Toronto City Council, encourage Faith Communities working in areas of common social concern to improve the lives of their neighbours.
Christopher taught at Queen’s University’s Shaw Transformational Leadership program, the Emmanuel College Summer Institute and the Five Oaks Educational Centre. Christopher has written for CBC radio, the Globe and Mail, and other newspapers and magazines.