Jan 28, 2021
Zoom Meeting, Rev. Judith Alltree
The Effect of COVID-19 on Seafarers

Judith Alltree has had three different careers: first as a travel agent, then as a music agent, and now as God’s agent.

Judith was born and raised in Vancouver but has lived most of her life in Toronto. A graduate of U of T in 1990 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science, and in 2003 from Wycliffe College Seminary with a Masters Degree in Divinity, Judith was ordained as deacon and priest in the Anglican Church the same year. She was in parish ministry for the next nine years, at St. Andrew’s Scarborough and The Church of the Holy Spirit in Mississauga.

Judith left parish ministry in 2012 and six months later was appointed interim-Executive Director of the Hamilton Mission to Seafarers, eventually becoming Regional Director of the newly incorporated Mission to Seafarers Canada in 2019, which includes stations in Vancouver, Thunder Bay, Sarnia/Lake St. Clair, Windsor, Port Colborne, Hamilton, Toronto, Oshawa, Saint John and Halifax.

The granddaughter of a Master Mariner in the Merchant Service, Judith is an honourary member of the Great Lakes Division of the Master Mariners Association, and sits on the board of directors for the Marine Club as Chaplain. She is also the official Port Chaplain for the ports of Toronto and Oshawa, and senior Port Chaplain for Hamilton. In her abundant spare time, Judith enjoys photography, making jewelry, reading, music, theatre, films, and travelling, especially when it involves places of historical interest. However, it is her work with the Mission to Seafarers has been the highlight of all three careers—never a job, always a joy.