The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Women’s Missionary Society, and the Order of Diaconal Ministries established the Presbyterian Woman of Faith award to recognize the courageous and faithful work of women within our church in three distinct categories: faithful service, specific accomplishment, and lifetime achievement. We received nominations from across the church.
The following recipients received the Woman of Faith Award at the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering in May 2017.
Audrey Miller, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa ON
The Rev. Margaret Mullin, Winnipeg Inner City Missions, Winnipeg MB
Lifetime of Achievement
Joy Randall, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg ON
Audrey Miller, Faithful Service
Audrey Miller has been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, for 55 years where her faith is demonstrated through her service to others, but also from her commitment to a life of prayer and a willingness to hear God’s calling. She served as an elder for 25 years, a Sunday school teacher/superintendent, as well as the chairperson of the Worship and Nurture Team (Christian Education). She has been actively involved with the Pastoral Care Team, and the Mission and Outreach Team. She was the president of Westminster’s Women’s Missionary Society twice, and is a life member.
Joy Randall, Lifetime of Achievement
Joy Randall served as a missionary in Taiwan for 35 years, from 1969 to 2004, as the head of nursing at Changhua Christian Hospital. After her retirement, she returned to Canada and is a vital presence in her home congregation of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg.
Through a life of service and mission, Joy has served The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the people of Taiwan, and God. Her efforts and service have brought people closer to God and improved the lives and well-being of all those with whom she has come in contact.
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Mullin, Specific Accomplishment
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Mullin has a passion for inner city mission and has been working in the inner city of Winnipeg since 1999. She has been the Executive Director of Winnipeg Inner City Missions since 2003, a mission of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, serving the city’s north end. Margaret has devoted her life to healing and reconciliation between the church and Canada’s First Nations and Aboriginal people. Due to her Ojibway and Irish/Scottish origins, she has often felt that “my people hurt my people,” which has driven Margaret to be a bridge between the two worlds and to find ways to heal from the past and move forward together in peace.
To receive or submit a paper copy of the nomination form or for more information about the Woman of Faith Awards contact:
The Presbyterian Woman of Faith Awards Committee
c/o Ministry and Church Vocations
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
50 Wynford Dr.
Toronto, ON M3C 1J7
1-800-619-7301 ext. 248