Much has changed since Judith gave the Shellback Club her last update in 2016. The Mission to Seafarers is expanding across Canada, and Judith is central to its expansion.
The Mission to Seafarers provides contact and connection to seafarers in ports around the world; a critical service that has no counterpart.
Internationally, the Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.
The Canadian Mission to Seafarers extends that work across Canada.
The Mission is active in Southern Ontario: http://www.mtsso.org/.
About Judith Alltree
Judith Alltree has had three careers: first as a travel agent, then as a music agent, and now as God’s agent. She’s been in sales her entire life!
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, majoring 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 9 years, as both curate in St. Andrew’s Scarborough for 2 years and Incumbent of The Church of the Holy Spirit in Mississauga for 7 years.
Judith left parish ministry in 2012 with no fixed plans but within four months she found herself at the Mission to Seafarers, and six months later was appointed interim-Executive Director during the process of amalgamation with the Hamilton Mission to Seafarers. In January, 2014, she was appointed Executive Director of the newly amalgamated Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario. In June, 2017, that new mission expanded with the opening of the Terry Finlay Seafarers Center in Oshawa, named for our former liaison bishop. In October, 2019, Judith was appointed Regional Director of the newly incorporated Mission to Seafarers Canada, which includes stations in Vancouver, Thunder Bay, Sarnia/Lake St. Clair, Windsor, Hamilton, Toronto, Oshawa, Saint John and Halifax. We hope to add to that number during the next few years with Mission stations in ports on both coasts.
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 real books with pages, music, theatre and 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.
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