Our Ministers

Rev. Victoria Ingram, Transition Minister

I served the Hamilton congregation for 11 years prior to retiring in 2021. It was a time of change and refocusing for the community. We reviewed and adapted our governance structure. We revitalized our community engagement and social justice efforts. We invested in leadership development and in encouraging a new generation of congregational leaders. We tried new programs, some of which worked well and some of which we learned were not sustainable. I hope my experience in these areas will be of use and value to you as we work together for the well-being of Toronto First.

You can reach me by email.

Stephen Atkinson, Minister

I’m a retired UU minister, my second career, and also retired from my first as a psychiatrist working mainly with the 2SLGBTQIA+ population of Toronto. I attended Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and completed a parish internship at the First Church of Dallas Texas. My parish call came from North Shore Unitarian Church in West Vancouver, where I served for eight years. After doing hospital chaplaincy in Hamilton, I now live in Milton with a new chosen family.

I’ll be creating worship and preaching once a month from September until June; sometimes I’ll be with you two weeks in a row. I’ll also be facilitating the Awakenings online small group ministry and consulting with staff when requested.

I look forward to serving you more regularly. You can reach me by email.

Reilly Yeo, Summer Minister

Reilly Yeo will be our online summer minister from June 23 to August 25, 2024.

While Reilly lives in Victoria with her two children and partner Jamie Biggar, FirstU is her home congregation and we were privileged to be her sponsor for ministerial candidacy with the UUA. Prior to entering seminary, Reilly was the director of communications and public engagement at the David Suzuki Foundation. She is also a co-founder of My Climate Plan. Reilly’s first service will be Sunday, July 7.