Darren Dias, OP
Darren teaches theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of St Michael’s College. His areas of research include religious diversity, Trinitarian theology and the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Darren is liaison between the Dominican Institute of Toronto and our sponsoring organization, the Dominican Friars of Toronto. He is involved in all areas of the DIT, especially finances and preaching programs.
Jessica De Luca
Jessica graduated from the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology, where she earned a Master of Theological Studies in 2016. Jessica is a teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Prior to this, she served as Director of Pastoral Ministries at St Basil’s Catholic Parish, as well as Parish Catechist and RCIA Director at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Toronto. Jessica has been working for the Dominican Institute of Toronto since 2015.
Michael Pirri joined the Dominican Institute of Toronto in 2018 as a Program Coordinator. Michael helps facilitate conferences and manages communications and marketing at the Dominican Institute. He is currently the Director of Community Engagement at St. Basil’s Catholic Parish in Toronto. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Toronto Chapter of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Canada, and has served on the National Executive Board of the same institution since 2012.