The Rev. Dr. Joyce Parry-Moore began her new double-edged ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster on February 1, 2023, with two new appointments - as Vicar of St. Bart's, Gibsons (St Aidan and St Bartholomew) and on Synod office Mission and Ministry staff as Missioner for Climate Response.
The Rev. Parry-Moore received her DMin in Pastoral Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary and her MDiv from the Pacific School of Religion, both a part of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She comes to the Sunshine Coast most recently from the Seattle area, where she served as rector of a parish, and before that rector of a parish in the Bay Area. Joyce was raised up for ordination by her church in Juneau, Alaska, where she and her husband, Patrick were married, and their youngest daughter was baptized. So, she’s used to the rain.
Prior to the priesthood, Mother Joyce (or Mo Jo as she is often called) enjoyed a career in classical music and education, having sung opera and oratorio on the East Coast, and then forming a traveling, teaching opera company in Alaska. Her passion for the beauty of the outdoors, for the arts, and for social justice led her to St. Bartholomew’s, Gibsons and will enliven her service as Missioner for Climate Response. She and Patrick raise five adult children with families of their own, one of which is located in Vancouver. Mo Jo loves running, hiking, reading, movies and laughing. Especially laughing