Our senior pastor, The Reverend Tory V. Topjian, is a charismatic and passionate individual who brings vibrancy to the spiritual experience in which God’s unconditional and all-inclusive love is identified and celebrated for all people.
Reverend Tory has participated in various conferences and interviews on issues such as individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the Middle Eastern Culture, Marriage Equality for same sex couples as it relates to the Middle Eastern Community, as well as the LGBTQI+ Community. Reverend Tory has served on various panels relating to Multi-Cultural and Inter-Faith Worship styles, as it relates to individuals and communities of faith, in and outside the LGBTQI+ Community.
Reverend Tory has also served on various panels as it related to the Transgender Community and how our Trans Sisters and Brothers are very much a part of the LGBTQI diversity of the community. He has also served on various LGBTQI Interfaith panels and boards around the country bringing knowledge and education of social justice in and around our local communities, as well as the nation and world. Reverend Tory serves as one of the founders of the Queer & Allied Faith Leaders of Milwaukee. He continues to serve on various LGBTQI+ tasks forces in the Milwaukee LGBTQ+ community, as well as around the nation, including the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches HIV/AIDS Advisory Council, the Milwaukee Superintendent of School’s Pastors Task Force and the LGBT Community Leaders of Milwaukee.
Rev. Tory is an ordained member of clergy with the Metropolitan Community Churches as of 2015, with a Master of Divinity Degree from Claremont School of Theology, emphasizing in Inter-Religious studies as well and various trends in worship within Inter-Faith Communities. He also has a Masters Certification as an Executive Chef from the Culinary Institute of America.
Reverend Tory is a native of New Jersey, as well as residing in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at home, cooking, traveling and sharing time with friends and family.