The Rev. Martha Gordon
Martha was born and raised in Toronto and received her foundation in faith as a youngster while attending Grace Church with her family.
She completed a Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1989, the same year she moved to Zimbabwe and two years later Johannesburg, South Africa. She stayed in South Africa after the first democratic elections in 1994 to continue to help build the young democracy and raise a family with her then husband (now divorced).
She also has a Master’s in History, a Bachelor of Theology and Higher Education Diploma and led communication, advocacy and fundraising programmes for health and educational organisations until entering full-time ministry upon ordination in January 2016.
Her son Keorapetse is a youth worker and soccer coach in Waterloo, Ontario. Her daughter Thato is a digital media designer and artist in Johannesburg.
Martha loves the outdoors and was Co-ordinator of the Johannesburg Anglican Eco-Spiritual Initiative (JAEI). She is a facilitator for the Institute for the Healing of Memories, founded by Fr Michael Lapsley, and is passionate about healing, pastoral care and social outreach, and making a difference wherever God calls her.
She has served in many parishes and most recently was Rector of a cluster of three churches in Johannesburg (St Francis, St John & St Laurence) before relocating back to Toronto in November 2023. She is delighted to be back at Grace and invites you to connect with her.