Student Ministry

Are you a student? Are there students in your family or friendship circles? Did you know First Lutheran and the Student Christian Movement (SCM) are partners in a vibrant ministry engaging with students?Bible studies and other activities are publicized on the SCM at TorontoMetropolitan University U Facebook page. Check it out here:

Meet our co-ordinator,  Marco Hernandez

Born in Honduras, Marco Hernandez is a passionate graphic designer whose creative talents extend far beyond the digital canvas. With a critical eye for mainstream Christianity, Marco has embarked on a journey to align his beliefs with a doctrine of social justice. 

In this ever conflicting age, he remains steadfast in his commitment to help marginalized communities, including women and the 2SLGBTQI community, as well as nurturing and preserving the environment as it is the responsibility of a Christian to protect God’s creation. While his work as a graphic designer showcases his artistic prowess, Marcos true dedication lies in his unwavering commitment to social justice causes. 

He draws inspiration from the core teachings of Jesus, harnessing the power of empathy and compassion to drive positive change in the world. Marco envisions a future where these principles can bridge divides and uplift those who have been historically marginalized. 

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 1:17-18

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First Lutheran is blessed to be part of this collaboration in campus ministry with the Student Christian Movement,  Lutheran Campus Ministry of Toronto, and the Youth and Young Adults Ministries fund of the Eastern Synod. Read more about SCM here:

Pastor Ralph Carl is the supportive chaplain to SCM TMU and a member of the Toronto Metropolitan University Interfaith Committee. He is available to meet with students for pastoral conversations by appointment. Please contact him using this link  Ralph Carl Wushke