Our People

"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts."

- Psalm 145:4

Rev. Dr. Joe Boot

Rev. Dr. Joseph Boot (M.A., Ph.D.) is a Christian thinker, cultural apologist/philosopher, founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and founding pastor of Westminster Chapel, Toronto. Proud to call Canada home, Joseph is originally from Great Britain and has worked in the fields of Christian apologetics, worldview education and church leadership for over twenty years on both sides of the Atlantic. He has spoken and guest lectured globally at numerous university student events, seminaries, churches, colleges, and conferences. He regularly addresses pastors and Christian leaders as well as academic, medical, legal, and political professionals and has publicly debated leading atheistic thinkers and philosophers in Canada and the United States.

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Suzie Van Seters

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Suzie is Vice-President of the Ezra Institute and joined the Ezra Institute Executive Committee of the Board in 2016. She oversees operations, staffing and strategic planning. She has a background in political engagement, working for federal political parties at the national and riding levels, as well as the National Citizens Coalition.

Ryan Eras

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Ryan Eras is Director of Content and Publishing at the Ezra Institute. He holds an undergraduate degree in History from Tyndale University, and a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto, with a focus on bibliographic control and the history of censorship.

Nathan Oblak

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Nathan Oblak is the Relationship Manager at the Ezra Institute. He holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Niagara University and has worked as an educator in both public and private institutions for the past 11 years.

Davie Peter

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Davie Peter is Program Coordinator at the Ezra Institute. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in English from Tyndale University, and is currently working towards a graduate certificate in Publishing from Ryerson University.

Rev. Dr. Michael Thiessen

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With a heart for training and mentoring young adults and pastors and advancing both church and cultural renewal, Michael Thiessen serves the Ezra Institute as Ministry Associate - Advocacy.

Michael Gusche

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Michael is Facilities Manager for the Ezra Institute. He also oversees the building and custodians at Westminster Chapel in Toronto, where he serves as a deacon. He studied Architecture at George Brown College and Engineering at Ryerson University.

Bob Eras

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Bob is Farm Manager for the Ezra Institute. He studied Resources Engineering at Georgian College Barrie. While there he met Joanne and they were married in September of 1980.

Rev. Michael and Helen Boot

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Mike and Helen were both born in Great Britain, although Mike is of Dutch background - his father emigrating from the Netherlands to the UK after WWII. Mike has served in both church-planting and bible teaching ministry for over 35 years. Mike and Helen were married in 1970 after meeting at Bible College in U.K.

Board of Directors

The Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity operates as a charitable corporation and is overseen by the following directors.

Randall S. Currie
Aaron Ferguson
James Glover
Ryan Kidd

Rob Stephenson
Suzie Van Seters
Kevin Young

To contact our directors please use the Contact Form.