Norm Seli comes from a background in Theatre, Music, and Classical Studies. He graduated from Emmanuel College and was ordained in the early 90’s. He has practiced ministry with Children, Youth, and Seniors in a variety of settings. While living in Southern Ontario his whole life, Norm was Minister and Liturgist in an old established downtown Toronto Church for 7 years, a two-point rural pastoral charge for ten years, and since 2005, in team ministry here at Jubilee United Church. Norm is a qualified Supervisor of students and interns, and is actively involved in the broader United Church as the Chair of the Board of Vocation that is responsible for the support, standards, accreditation and discipline of all United Church of Canada Ministry Personnel. Norm is also on the Board of the Toronto Urban Native Ministry and the Common Boots Theatre Company.
At Jubilee, Norm delights in a dynamic partnership with Rev. Bri-anne Swan and a variety of Worship Services both virtual and in-person. He currently provides Virtual Bible Reflections Mondays through Fridays, as well as a daily Biblical Podcast (both can be found on the Jubilee Website). As Jubilee emerges from the restrictions of pandemic, Norm looks forward to bringing back old favourites like Tuesday Coffee, Theology on Tap, Muffin Church and, of course, Definitely NOT Church (with the Howling Heretics) as well as creating new things for the always vital Jubilee Community.
When not at Jubilee, Norm can be found at home with his wife, Anne, Henrietta the cat, and his 'oft visiting’ three sons: Matthew, Michael and Paul, most of whom simply love Norm for who he is, even when it’s inconvenient. His current commitment is to "doing right" over "being right".
Phone: 416-447-6846 ext. 103
To access virtual content, including Daily Bible Meditations and Virtual Sunday Worship Services, go to Rev. Norm Seli's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NormSeli/videos.