Indigenous ministries coordinator appointed

The Rev. Canon Virginia Doctor Photo: Norm Casey
The Rev. Canon Virginia Doctor Photo: Norm Casey
Published January 1, 2012

The Rev. Canon Virginia “Ginny” Doctor, a Mohawk from the Six Nations and canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal diocese of Alaska, is the new indigenous ministries coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada.

Doctor, 61, a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., has spent 18 years in ministry in Alaska “in virtually every aspect of indigenous ministry,” said National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald. “The most important element of her work…will be the spiritual dimension she brings.”

The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), which represents aboriginal Anglicans in the Canadian church, appointed Doctor. She succeeds Donna Bomberry.


  • Marites N. Sison

    Marites (Tess) Sison was editor of the Anglican Journal from August 2014 to July 2018, and senior staff writer from December 2003 to July 2014. An award-winning journalist, she has more that three decades of professional journalism experience in Canada and overseas. She has contributed to The Toronto Star and CBC Radio, and worked as a stringer for The New York Times.

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