DANIEL SCOTT DMin MDiv MCS BA – The Revd Dr Daniel Scott has been St John’s senior minister since his ordination in 1996.
Dan Scott is also an associate professor at Tyndale University College where he previously served as Vice-President and Academic Dean. Dan’s faith journey started at a tender age and he’s been involved in the life of Christ’s church ever since.
Dan taught ESL to academics in the Peoples’ Republic of China and served on the leadership team at the Shanghai International Fellowship. He returned to Canada after the Tiananmen crisis and joined the pastoral staff at Knox, Spadina.
In 1995, while at Knox College, Dan became the ‘student minister’ at St John’s, Bradford and was called there in 1996. Under his leadership the congregation grew and built a new church facility in 2004, with plans for an 8,000-square-foot addition.
He also secured funding for special-needs summer camps, a twinning project between local and First Nations schools and is a founder of the Bradford Ministerial.
In 2018, St John’s partnered with The Elden of Bradford and opened a $54-million retirement home. There are plans to expand with a new memory-care building shortly.
Dan has served as moderator of the Presbytery of Oak Ridges, our denomination’s ecumenical observer to the EFC’s Council of Presidents, the Presbyterian representative on the Bereavement Authority of Ontario’s Faith-based Advisory Committee and in various committee roles including the founding Stewards by Design Team.
At Tyndale, Dan introduced eight Honours BA majors and led the creation of a BEd program certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. He was instrumental in developing new partnerships and assisted in the securing of the new facility. As Dean, Tyndale was ranked number one for student satisfaction in the University issue of Maclean’s magazine.
He was Managing Director of Save the Mothers, a maternal health charity offering a Master of Public Health Leadership degree at Uganda Christian University. Dan participated in the founding of the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and secured funding for hospitals in East Africa.
Dan has published pieces in The Toronto Star, Missiology: An International Review, ORGAN Canada: The Journal of the Royal College of Organists, The Presbyterian Record, Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society and Presbyterian Connection.