Diocese of Ottawa
Gillian Hoyer is a priest in the Diocese of Ottawa, serving as Associate Incumbent in the Parish of the Valley. Prior to ordination, Gillian worked as a counsellor and mental health worker in transitional and supportive housing and in homeless shelters. Before her election to the PWRDF Board of Directors, Gillian was a member of the PWRDF Youth Council (2011-2014). She has had the opportunity to visit a Canadian Foodgrains Bank project being administered through World Renew in Kenya (2009) and visit partners in South Africa (2012-2013) and El Salvador (2014 and 2015). Gillian is a trustee of the Anglican Alliance, the Anglican Communion’s forum for relief, development, and advocacy. She represented PWRDF to the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada (2016-2019).
Gillian has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria (BC), a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (NB), and a Master of Divinity from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario.