Rev Judith Docken Extended Bio

Judith.DockenOrdination

Judith, who lives in Calgary, was Appointed a Designated Minister on July 4, 2017. Prior to that, she was a co-pastor for eleven years. Our Board has decided that due to the quality of her life’s experience and dedicated service, she is deserving of being moved to the rank of Ordained Minister. Carried unanimously.

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Academic Achievements

Bachelor of Arts, Religion and Theology, Ambassador College – Pasadena, California

Hobbies

Organic gardener, bird watcher, writer, editor, music, art, traditional crafts, animal rights and human rights advocate.

Study Groups

Writers groups – I belong to a number of in-person and online writers groups where we share ideas, support, mentorship and education.

Fundamental Christian Bible Study groups for teaching, mentoring and support.

Personal Growth and Study

  • 2016 – Completed a three-part course on Dante’s Divine Comedy through Georgetown University’s EdX Online University.
  • 2015 – Completed a course on Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought through the University of Hong Kong’s EdX Online University.
  • 2017 – Completion of Fundamentals of AutoCAD, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Impactful Books

The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle; Carl G. Jung, Man and His Symbols

Pastoral Care Activities

I continue the ministry that I spent eleven years doing, from 1985 to 1996, as a pastor’s wife, and spend many hours sitting with widows in hospitals on the death of their husbands, or counselling and supporting single mothers, teaching children’s Bible classes, leading music groups and participating in community outreach.

Counselling Activities

Friends frequently come to me to talk through issues with family or relationships. If I cannot offer guidance, I help them contact the help they need.

I spoke with one groom whose mother had passed away just before the wedding, offering support and encouragement.

Worship

Over eleven years, I participated in and led Christian worship in music services, prayer groups and small groups.

I practice my own personal worship in meditation, study, and communion with the Powers and Energies that surround and encompass all.

Closing Words

I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Clergy Support Memorial Church and to be a part of so many wonderful events. As part of my ministry, I enjoy participating in the special day of these lovely couples and being able to add some sense of calm and order to their ceremonies. Being able to help make their wedding everything they want it to be is such a blessing, and I have enjoyed every wedding I have done. Thank-you so much for making me part of the Pastoral Care team.

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