MRUC Staff

Rev Dr. John Jospeh Mastandrea


John Joseph joined Manor Road United Church in 2019. He received his B.Sc., M.Div., M.R.E, and M.A.M.S. from the University of Toronto and his D.Min. from the University of Chicago. He received the Diamond Jubilee Award (2012) and the Platinum Jubilee Award for Community Service (2023). He is also a certified Spiritual Director and Labyrinth Facilitator.  He resides in Cabbagetown with his husband Bill Calkins. You can find John Joseph on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, YouTube and Linked In. Contact John Joseph at

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Tom Marcaccini

Music Director

Tom enriches the congregation by directing weekly performances of Cornerstone, Manor Road United's talented house band. He also directs the adult choir, the many vocal and instrumental soloists, and an occasional Bell Choir. Aside from his responsibilities at Manor Road, Tom is a conductor, educator, clarinetist, and pianist who is extraordinarily talented in working in many different musical styles. He is on staff at the Bishop Strachan School.

Allison Marcaccini

Children's Ministry

With a background in teaching children’s music as well as voice for all ages, Allison brings her love of kids, music and teaching to the Children’s Ministry programs. Allison worked as Children’s Choir Director, our Sunday musical soloist and Little Rainbow Fish Coordinator. Contact Allison at

Marianne Eschker

Office Administrator

Our Office Administrator, Marianne, handles the day-to-day needs of the church. Beyond organizing church administration each week, Marianne provides information on baptisms, funerals, weddings and Children’s Ministry programs and rentals. She is in the office Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00om. Contact Marianne at

John Okwir


John ensures our century old building is welcoming, clean, and safe for our congregation and renters. He works at Manor Road weekday evenings and weekend mornings

240 Manor Road East
Toronto, ON, M4S 1K3
416 483 0695

Manor Road United Church is on the traditional home of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River. May we be connected to the heartbeat of the Spirit as one.