Who We Are

Judith Kerr is a professional counsellor, pastor, humanitarian, philanthropist, and social worker with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, She has a Masters Degree from the Canada Christian College & School of Graduate Studies and is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Psychology and Theology. She is also a, women’s advocate, an entrepreneur and mother of 4 sons and a grand mother of 2 grand-daughters.

Her background in community involvement and many years of working experiences within the social service sector has given her a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding regarding community needs and sensitivities specifically in working with various groups that are marginalized and stigmatized. She has an excellent understanding of anti-oppression and works from this perspective. She has a vast knowledge of the historical and systemic issues affecting families, women, children, and youths as it relates to mental health, addictions, violence, abuse, immigration, social isolation, underemployment, unemployment poverty and homelessness. She is especially interested in enhancing community awareness and participation through collaboration.

She is a strong believer in the multiple discipline approach to service oriented work and works from this perspective. She has demonstrated proficiency in program advancement, policy development and strategic planning implementation within the non-profit sector. She strongly believe that partnership through collaboration with the community is fundamental in order to achieve empowerment through personal growth, community access, education and equity for all members of our society.

Our Approach

— Our Mission

In addition to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Judith Kerr Ministries International (JKMI) is founded on the proven principle that the combined energy of several people focusing on the same problem is many times greater than the sum of the individual energies involved. JKMI works to alleviate poverty by partnering with ministries to provide education, social services and entrepreneurship opportunities at home and internationally; and to promote economic growth, and personal empowerment. JKMI believes that there is more than sufficient resources for everyone and if we assist others to realize their potential it naturally flows back to us. JKMI aims to put our faith to work to transform lives and to empower individuals and communities; and to glorify God in the earth. Seeking to put God’s love into action. Isaiah 35: 3-4 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.”

— Our Vision

Judith Kerr Ministries International hold the following values as central to our Ministry. We are committed to excellence in high quality ventures and services through:

1. FAITH —To be aware of God’s presence in our daily lives. (For our faith to be practical and relevant)

2. COMPASSION —To energize the spirit within us to act on behalf of others. (For love to be seen in our actions towards one another)

3. RESPECT —To have regard for the feelings and rights of others. (to value each one as a valuable child of God)

4. INTEGRITY —To respond honestly and sincerely to the needs of others and in all interactions.

5. ACCOUNTABILILTY—To build authentic relationship by voluntarily submitting to one another.

6. TRUST—To have a firm belief in the reliability, truth and strength of each person and the Ministry.

7. HUMILITY—To recognize that we are equal at the cross of Jesus Christ. Thus. we can learn from anyone and everything at all times.