March 22, 2017
by DOOR staff
DOOR is pleased to announce that Heather Gordon has been hired as the DOOR Denver City Director.
Heather would describe herself as a wife, mother, servant, and athlete. After graduating college, she joined the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corp for a year of service. During that year, she lived in Christian community with six other young people in southwest Baltimore. A few years later, she went on to pursue a double Masters in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology and Social Work from Saint Louis University in Missouri. While in graduate school, Heather volunteered with an afterschool program trying to curb violence and gang involvement, volunteered as a youth minister at a group home, and completed her Supervised Practice Ministry (SPM) with Let’s Start, a ministry dedicated to helping women transitioning from prison and their children. For the past eleven years she has been teaching theology, coordinating a service-learning program, and working in campus ministry at Marian Catholic High School in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL. A saying by St. Teresa of Avila has inspired and guided her ministry: “Christ has no body now but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.” Sixteen years ago, Heather was blessed to meet her partner Phil who is equally passionate about serving God and building strong communities. They have been happily married for the past 12 years, and together are raising three loving children. Heather and her family are excited to discover and share the heart of Christ in Denver!
DOOR looks forward to having Heather and her passion for connecting faith, service, and learning join the staff team part time on March 26, 2017 and full time on May 28, 2017.