Henriette Thompson, associate academic dean of the Toronto-based Institute for Christian Studies, has been named the new director of the Anglican Church of Canada’s partnerships department.
Ms. Thomp-son succeeds Ellie Johnson, who retires March 31 (please see related story, p. 3).
Ms. Thompson is an active member of St. George’s church in Georgetown, Ont., where she serves as parish co-ordinator for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican church’s relief and development arm.
Ms. Thompson has worked in various capacities for World Vision Canada, an international non-governmental organization, among them, as director for its advocacy and education department, as program manager for its East Africa region, as manager for global education, and as resource co-ordinator. She has also worked with Kairos, an ecumenical peace and justice group, and the Toronto School of Theology.
As director of partnerships, Ms. Thompson will oversee the church’s program areas of justice and healing, eco-justice, and Partners in Mission.
Ms. Thompson has a master of management degree (national voluntary sector leadership) from McGill University, Montreal, a bachelor of arts (political science) from Toronto’s York University, and a diploma in radio broadcasting from Humber College, Toronto.