The Rev. Dr. Daniel D. Scott, B.A., M.C.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Dan Scott is the minister at St. John’s, Bradford, Ontario and an associate professor at Tyndale University where he previously served as Vice President and Academic Dean.
In 1987, his adventurous spirit took him to China where he taught ESL to academics at Shanxi University then Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He joined the leadership team at the Shanghai International Fellowship. Upon returning to Canada in 1989 after the T’ienanmen crisis, he served on the pastoral staff at Knox Church, Toronto.
While at Knox College in 1995, he became the student minister at St. John’s and hasn’t left! At St. John’s, which celebrated its 201st anniversary, Dan led the construction of a brand-new church facility (2004), with plans for an addition underway.
His leadership has connected the church to the wider community, including through special-needs camps, a twinning project between local schools and First Nations schools, as founder of the Bradford Ministerial, as a hockey and soccer coach, and by integrating community groups into the life of the church.
In 2018, The Elden opened in partnership with St. John’s to create a $54-million, 152-unit retirement home in response to significant lack of housing for seniors in the community. The facility has partnered with Southlake Hospital to care for patients during COVID-19.
Dan has served as moderator of the Presbytery of Oak Ridges, as ecumenical observer on behalf of The Presbyterian Church in Canada to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Council of Presidents, as the Presbyterian representative on the Bereavement Authority of Ontario’s Faith-based Advisory Committee and in various other committee roles including serving on the founding Stewards by Design team.
At Tyndale University, Dan led the introduction of eight Honours B.A. programs, as well as the creation of a B.Ed. program certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. During his term as Dean, Tyndale was ranked number one for student satisfaction in the university issue of Maclean’s magazine.
He also served as Managing Director of Save the Mothers, a maternal health NGO offering a MPHL degree at Uganda Christian University. He led the incorporation of the organization with charitable status in Canada, East Africa, and the United States.
He has published pieces in International Review of Mission, Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, Missiology: An International Review, Missional Preacher, ORGAN Canada: The Journal of the Royal College of Organists, Presbyterian Connection, Reformed Worship, The Presbyterian Record, The Toronto Star, and The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching.