The Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan was born in Guyana and grew up in Rome, Italy. She moved to Canada as a young adult to go to college. She is married to Chris Dorle and they have one son, Kiran Dorle.
She earned her Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity College at the Toronto School of Theology (University of Toronto) and was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Michigan in December 2015. She has served as Curate at Christ Church Grosse Pointe in Michigan and most recently as Associate Rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Prior to attending seminary, Areeta received a Master of Public Health, Health Behavior, and Health Education from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a Bachelor of Arts, International Development Studies and Psychology from McGill University (Montréal, Canada). Professionally, Areeta worked in program evaluation and research design in Toronto with the provincial government, and was a manager with United Way managing grants and doing some fun community development work. She also has experience working in public health systems in Barbados and Guyana. She cares deeply about equity and social justice issues.
She is currently enrolled in the Spiritual Guidance program at the Shalem Institute, learning about and deepening her practice of contemplative spirituality. Her toddler son and dog are also teaching her a lot about slowing down and being present. In her free time, Areeta loves to practice yoga, hike, read, cook and spend time with loved ones.
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Christ Church Cathedral gathers, worships, and serves on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ nations