The Rev. Vinaya Dumpala
- Assistant Curate
Vinaya Dumpala, Assistant Curate was ordained Mar 25, 2018.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mass Communication & Journalism from India prior to his completion of Master of Divinity (Honours) at Trinity College, University of Toronto. His professional career in Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Research spans over twenty-eight years in India, the Middle East, and Canada. He represented major global agencies in the capacity of Director and CEO.
Vinaya migrated to Canada in 2010 with wife Geetha and their two sons, Yohan and Aaron, both gifted musicians. They have been active members of a persecuted church, planting thirty plus home groups, and the launch of creative ministry opportunities in an extremely challenging environment.
Vinaya spent three years at St. Andrew’s Parish on Victoria Park, Scarborough, both as a student, and then Postulant. He has contributed to the development of Mission, Outreach, Youth, Communications, and Contemporary Worship. As Assistant Curate, Vinaya will share his ministry gifts with certain emphasis on Youth at St. Joe’s and Holy Family in Brampton. He is passionate about congregational development, stewardship, and social justice, also reconnecting with the un-churched & those de-churched, and most of all helping individuals to become brand new disciples of Christ.
Vinaya enjoys the outdoor life, photography, music, and old English bikes. His favourites being, Brough Superior & Vincent. He also plays the guitar, flute, harmonica, and the drums. He fondly remembers his first debut on FEBA, Seychelles when he was twelve years old. Vinaya belongs to a fifth generation of loyal followers of Christ from Colonial India and speaks seven languages, including English.