Jude Hodgson was born in Toronto, educated at York University and has travelled extensively. She has a sincere love of Israel and the Jewish people and has served on the Board of Directors of ICEJ Canada for many years. Since 2011 she has worked as the Director of Communications & Operations.
Jude’s work in Christian ministry began in 2001 as an urban missionary at Followers Mission, she served seven years as Executive Director of MissionFest Toronto from 2004 to 2010.
Her previous background however was in business, first as a bank manager and then as Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics where for 21 years she worked as a trainer and motivator of hundreds of women, winning a brand new pink Cadillac every two years and many other awards.
She was Co-Founder of the “Look Good Feel Better Program” now a national initiative for women with cancer, the Executive Producer of video “Facing Cancer with Confidence. The recipient of the ”Town of Pickering Citizen’s Award for humanitarian effort and in 1997 won the Toronto Life Magazine: Women Who Make a Difference Award for Business Professional of the year and the Canadian Cosmetics and Toiletries Association Award of Merit.