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?

Since COVID19 this Toronto Metropolitan University-based ministry has gone on to ZOOM, and the weekly SCM Contextual Bible studies take place online. Students and young adults from the rest of the GTA are welcome to take part. The Bible studies and other activities are publicized on the SCM at Toronto Metropolitan University U Facebook page. Check it out here:

Meet our co-ordinator, Ariel Siagen

Ariel Siagan is passionate about social transformation, the role of the church and its theologies. A third year PhD student at Trinity College in the Toronto School of Theology, for Ariel activism is not piecemeal; it demands the entirety of one’s life. Ariel has worked with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and has studied in South Korea and Hungary before coming to Toronto. He was ordained a deacon on Feb 28 in the Iglesia Evengelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas on February 28, 2019.

Effective October 18, 2021 you can reach Ariel at

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 Rye and a member of the Toronto Metropolitan University Spiritual Collective. He is available to meet with students for pastoral conversations by appointment. Please contact him using this link  Ralph Carl Wushke