Sam Needham is a theology doctoral student at Emmanuel College and minister in The United Methodist Church. He was ordained in 2018 and came to Toronto in the same year, following his wife Sarah, who is a Richmond Hill native and teacher in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Sam received his MDiv from Boston University School of Theology in 2015, which is where he and Sarah met!
Before working at Kingsway-Lambton, Sam was the Engagement and Growth Leader at Runnymede United just to the east of our congregation. He was an associate pastor at a church in Indiana for three years, a campus minister for a year, and an aspiring theologian all along. As Interim Presiding Minister for Fresh Start, Sam joins an amazing team trying to facilitate community and worship for the way that we live today.
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