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Kyle hackmann, PASTOr

After completing his Masters of Divinity and gathering ministry experience in Chicago, Leipzig, and St. Louis, Kyle and Kim Hackmann moved to Toronto in 2010 to join Grace Toronto in their mission of seeing churches planted throughout Toronto. For the past 7 years, Kyle has served as the Associate pastor of Grace Toronto Church while living in the East End. As of January 1, 2017, he transitioned into this role as church planting pastor for Christ Church Toronto.

Kyle and Kim have been married for 12 years. They have four daughters and a dog named Strider. To contact Kyle, email

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Alan Medri, Director of Worship Ministries and Pastoral Resident

Alan was born and raised in Toronto. Through his parents came from vastly different Christian traditions, they emphasized the importance of Jesus to him constantly and helped him understand Jesus' love for him.

Alan's father is a music teacher, and started him on the cello at the age of four! Alan graduated from St. Michael’s Choir School where he sang as a cathedral chorister for ten years. He studied piano and organ while there. He began playing guitar during his teenage years because he wanted to be cooler than the orchestra kids!

The Alan is married to Chantal and they have two children with a third on the way. 

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Saralyn Tyler, Director of Children's Ministry

Saralyn Tyler is the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ Church Toronto. She is passionate about sharing the Gospel with children in a fun and engaging way. Saralyn has  served in several different ministry contexts - northern Quebec, inner city Toronto, and Ottawa. She has led Sunday school, mid week clubs and summer camps. Saralyn grew up in Toronto before moving to Ottawa to complete her undergrad at Carleton University.

In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and meeting new people. To contact Saralyn, email


Richard hicken, PASTORal resident

Richard is Christ Church Toronto’s first Pastoral Resident. He has a background in book publishing and recently completed a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at Wycliffe College.

Richard is married to Robyn and they have two boys.