Hello! I’m Andrew Dhanipersad and I’m supporting the community at the University of Toronto, St. George.
Here’s my story: After hearing and responding to God’s call, I’m returning to U of T as a campus minister.
This is how it all began. After graduating from U of T, I worked in the education and business industry for a few years but came to a point where I felt empty inside. Longing to pursue God’s will in my life, I left my career and made a decision to follow him wherever he was leading me. This led me to complete a program in Addiction Studies and Counselling Skills, and then attend seminary where I graduated with a Master of Divinity. Over the years, God has transformed my life in a dramatic way and I have never been the same.
I have served and ministered in many different capacities throughout the years as a pastor, chaplain, support group leader, providing pastoral care and counselling, and now as a campus minister. I enjoy sharing the truth about Jesus Christ and having conversations with those who are looking for answers or just wondering about life.
Andrew Dhanipersad is a Licensed Minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) and a part of Mission Canada, the national mission agency of the PAOC. He is also a part of the University of Toronto chaplaincy team.
He has a Master of Divinity (McMaster Divinity College), Certificate in Addiction Studies & Certificate in Counselling Skills (Centennial College), and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (University of Toronto).
Andrew and his wife, Frances, have two children. They enjoy going for hikes and exploring nature together.