The Reverend Janice C. Ford
Our pastor, the Rev. Janice C. Ford, was ordained a priest and installed as our Pastor on June 7, 2008. She is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School where she earned a Master of Divinity degree. She was well known in our diocese prior to her ordination through her work as Missioner for Health Ministries from 2000-2006.
Pastor Janice was an advance practice registered nurse, and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. She has over twenty years of experience as a nurse educator, professional development leader, clinical nurse specialist, and health minister. Before entering ordained ministry, Pastor Janice worked as Lay Pastoral Associate and Parish Nurse in her home parish, Trinity Episcopal Church in Milford, MA. She completed three full years of field education while in seminary at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sutton, MA. She also served there as transitional deacon from December, 2007 to May, 2008.
The primary focus of Pastor Janice’s ministry is on the parish as God’s mission in the world. To that end, she encourages her parishioners to strive to live out their baptismal covenant daily, and to work toward keeping Christ’s Great Commission and Great Commandment. She believes ardently in the power of prayer, and the importance of keeping a strong and intimate relationship with God. She sees the weekly corporate celebration of the Holy Eucharist as the key to being and building the Body of Christ in the world.
The provision of pastoral care to those in the parish and in the nearby community is of central importance in Pastor Janice’s ministry. She has participated in continuing education for professionals in order to learn about 12-step recovery programs, and serves as a spiritual resource to program participants in the area.
Pastor Janice resides in Mendon, MA with her husband, Rod. She is originally from Albany, New York, and Rod is from Bangor, Maine. They were married in 1981, and have one son, Eric, who is an environmental specialist with Stantec Corporation. Rod is Director of Information Services for Milton CAT in Milford, MA, where he has worked since 1985.
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