Born in Newfoundland, Pam Trondson grew up in the Anglican Church. But it wasn’t until moving to Mississauga and becoming a teenager that she realized the reality of the unconditional love of the Creator. At 18, she journeyed to Sorrento Centre in B.C. and completed the Lay Ministry Program, interning in Lytton. It was there that she first heard the concerns of indigenous people and felt the heartbeat of the drum.
Pam then returned to Toronto and became the Parish Assistant at St. George the Martyr. She attended and graduated with a BA from Waterloo University, with an emphasis in Third World studies, an interest in liberation theology and Biblical studies. A desire for further learning took her to Regina, where she completed an MDiv at Canadian Theological Seminary. There, too, she met and married her husband, Arne, and had their first child. After moving to Toronto, Pam held for seven years the position of Director of Student Services at the community-minded graduate school of philosophy, the Institute for Christian Studies. During that time she and Arne had their second child.
Responding to the call to ordained ministry, Pam completed a Certificate in Anglican Studies at Wycliffe College and was ordained in 2011. She served at St. Paul's in Newmarket for four years before becoming Incumbent at Christ Church Scarborough Village from 2015-2022. The parish is situated in an area with a high percentage of new immigrants.
Pam is taken up with God’s loving ministry to reach out to the outsider, because nobody is an outsider to the One who created them! She wants to continuously be on board with what the Spirit is doing at Holy Trinity and in the broader community...partnering with others to bring justice, joy, healing and freedom for all of creation.