Year One Applications: You may complete the application using the web form (preferred) or the downloadable PDF (fill out by hand). If using the PDF, please print, then mail or fax the completed form to the Institute via the information listed below. Once your application has been submitted, please have your pastor and one non-related person who knows you well submit a Fellows Program Recommendation Form and return it directly to the Institute either via the web form or the information provided below.
YEAR ONE APPLICATION
YEAR ONE RECOMMENDATION
C.S. Lewis Institute - Toronto
P.O. Box 5035, Major Mackenzie Postal Office
Richmond Hill, Ontario. L4S 0B7.
The Toronto Fellows Program is devoted to developing disciples who can articulate, defend, share and live faith in Christ in public and personal life; we are an extension of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington D.C., which began in 1976 and stresses discipleship of mind and the heart. The Fellows Program works in partnership with local churches and ministries to help believers glorify God by becoming mature disciples of Jesus Christ who impact the spheres of influence to which God has called them. This discipleship occurs through:
The C.S. Lewis Institute in Toronto seeks like-minded and like-hearted men and women called to participate in and support its activities and the Fellows Program. If you feel called to be a part of this discipleship movement, please contact us using the information below. And, for more information, please see the CSLI-Toronto Brochure
Simon Kwan is a retired manager from Nestle Canada. He accepted Christ in 1978 and has been serving at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church for many years. He has served as church deacon, Adult Sunday School teacher, marriage ambassador, Bible study leader, counsellor, coach, and mentor for a variety of fellowship. Simon is a graduate of University of Toronto with degree in Food Science, and Tyndale University College & Seminary with Master of Divinity degree majoring in Pastoral and Chinese Ministry. His desire is for followers of Christ to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and to embrace His Great Commission.
Mary Kwan is a registered Pharmacist and was the Pharmacy Practice Leader of a large hospital before retirement. Mary is a graduate of University of Toronto with degree in Pharmacy, and Tyndale University College & Seminary with Master of Divinity degree majoring in Biblical Studies, and Pastoral and Chinese Ministry. Mary has served in various ministries including teaching, marriage ambassador, counseling, coaching, and mentoring. Her desire is to follow Jesus and have a deeper relationship with God and be able to witness transformed lives in the next generation through the Word of God.
Richard Schmelzle, Founder
Richard Schmelzle is a retired Chiropractor. Following graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University, Richard attended Chiropractic Colleges in Davenport, Iowa and Toronto, Canada. While in college, he became a Christian and was instrumental in establishing a Christian fellowship group. In 1966, he joined his father in practice in LeRoy, NY. He returned to Canada in 1969 when he was invited to join the Faculty of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He helped establish Christian Chiropractors of Canada, a Canadian affiliate of the Worldwide Christian Chiropractors Association. The mission of CCC is Christian Fellowship, Outreach to colleagues and Support for Chiropractic Missions, including Short Term Missions. He was President of CCC for twenty years and during that time participated in STM’s to: Peru; Hungary; Hong Kong; Korea and the Philippines. His wife and young children joined him on these missions. He is married to Laurine and they have two adult children and five grandchildren.