Harrowing Of Hell

Judith Mayotte

Class of 2023

Judith Mayotte took a circuitous route from Cape Town’s St. George’s Cathedral, to the Washington National Cathedral before landing at Epiphany in 2017.  Here she happily joined an engaged community of faith-filled people living out their Christian values.

Through her work among and advocacy on behalf of refugees and internally displaced civilians, Judy wrote Disposable People?: The Plight of Refugees.  Today her focus is on issues concerned with climate change and climate displacement.  She brought her experiences in the field on these issues and on human rights to university classrooms in the U.S. and South Africa, including Seattle University.  Judy served in the first Clinton Administration as a Special Adviser on Refugee Issues and Policy as well as on several humanitarian boards.  Earlier, she was an Emmy Award-winning television producer.