Rev. Trish Schmermund
Holy Spirit was grateful to welcome Pastor Trish and her husband Ken in August 2012 after previously serving congregations in Leduc and Edson, Alberta. Over 11 years of service here, she has seen a lot of change both at Holy Spirit and in the church at large. She attended the University of Alberta (BSc in Agriculture) and completed theological studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon (MDiv.).
Pastor Trish has served in many roles at all levels of the church and currently volunteers on the National Court of Adjudication. "Volunteering in the wider church helps to shape ministry at the ground level, it enables us to see God at work in many ways." she says. She remembers coming to her first worship service here, where the community included a wide diversity of peoples - and knew Holy Spirit was the right fit.
"God is about love. Always love. It sounds so simple and yet, if you are at all awake in this world, you will know that we obviously have a lot to learn! Keep learning, exploring, discovering all that life has to offer, because all of life is a gift from God. Take a chance and look for where God is already at work in the world." Relying on over 20 years of experience in ministry, Pastor Trish calls us to remain hopeful for the future!
If she's not at church you might find her in the backyard garden, on the golf course or possibly scooting around town on her motorcycle!
Lori works in the office Monday through Friday and supports the busy day-to-day operations of the church.
She is usually the person you'll speak with if you call the office or will greet you with a smile at the door.
Want to know what's happening at Holy Spirit or how to get involved? Just ask Lori, if she doesn't know, she will put you in touch with the right person.
She has been a part of the Holy Spirit family for 25+ years and a part of the staff team since 2015.
She enjoys reading, walking in nature, and spending time with family and friends.
Rev. Lindsey Jorgensen-Skakum
We are thankful for the many ways Pastor Lindsey (they/them/theirs) helped us grow as a congregation since 2014! Pastor Lindsey first came as an intern and then was ordained at Holy Spirit in 2016. After serving 7 years as our Associate Pastor, their last Sunday with us was December 3, 2023 when we bid them and their wife, Danika and child Georgia Godspeed and Farewell. Many thanks to Pr. Lindsey! God bless!