Jordan Haynie Ware (she/her) serves as Archdeacon for Justice in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, Canada, and Rector of Good Shepherd Anglican Church. She is passionate about sharing the good news of God’s love as displayed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ with audiences both inside and outside the church. Her preaching, team-building, interfaith collaboration, and neighborhood organizing are rooted in a Gospel with lots of room for diverse voices.

Jordan was born and raised in Texas as part of an ecumenically mainline Protestant family before she was received as an Episcopalian through the Episcopal Student Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She was among the first women ordained in what was formerly known as the Diocese of Fort Worth. After graduating from Yale Divinity School, she served All Saints’ Episcopal Church as Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. She also chaired the Commission on Ministry, represented the diocese at General Convention, and generally pitched in throughout an “all hands on deck” situation, as we witnessed God’s resurrecting power to renew a post-schismatic diocese.

Jordan believes the news God has shared with us is too good to be kept a secret, and has spent the last fifteen years exploring ways to testify to God’s love in a way that connects with stories from other traditions. She’s the author of The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (the Episcopal) Church, which has led multiple readers to baptism and confirmation. The Two Feminists series of podcasts, which she co-created, has helped thousands of listeners re-imagine their relationship with the Bible. In Edmonton, she has prioritized learning the vernacular of the land and pursuing reconciliation with Indigenous communities, both Christian and non-Christian. This has demonstrated the ways in which our different spiritualities can inform and support one another as we seek to better understand and honor our Creator. Together with Black members of her congregation, she co-founded Faith Spaces | Safe Spaces, a multi-faith network of worshipping communities that strives for racial justice and reconciliation in our individual faith traditions and collectively.

Jordan lives on Treaty 6 territory with her spouse, Derek (he/him), a science museum educator, and Hobbes, their retired greyhound and designated church dog. She loves reading, communal singing, tabletop roleplaying games, hiking, going anywhere there are horses, and is one of the many people who started baking during the pandemic.