The Rev. Ajit Samuel John October 31, 2018 Ajit John is both a priest and lawyer. Born in India to Christian parents, he moved with them to Canada as a boy, studying history at the University of Toronto (BA and MA) and then law at the University of Western Ontario (LLB). He served as a lawyer for those on the margins before taking a two-year break to work at Covenant House, New York. Upon returning to Toronto he married Margaret whom he credits as the one who first suggested God might be calling him to the priesthood. Ajit completed theological studies at both Wycliffe College and Nashotah House (STM) while working as counsel for the Law Society of Ontario. After ordination in 2003, he served in various Toronto parishes, the most rewarding being nine years building up an historic downtown church slated for closure. Ajit studied canon law (LLM) with Norman Doe at Cardiff University from 2011-2013. Ajit and Margaret have a teen-aged daughter, Gabrielle. They spent a year as a family in France where Ajit pastored a Church of England chaplaincy in Versailles. He served for many years as a Trustee of Wycliffe College and as a weekly squash partner for George Sumner. In the past two years Ajit has been active working with other clergy and with the Archbishop of Toronto to preserve a place where Anglicans of opposing views can live in love, preach freely, and seek together what is true for the whole Church of God.