Clergy, Staff and Vestry
Ven. Val From - Rector
Val was ordained a pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCIC) in 1996 and since then has worked in parishes, healthcare chaplaincy and in ministry in
the core of Saskatoon.
Everywhere Val has worked she has enjoyed people with their diverse cultures, ages and interests. She joins her parishioners in looking for God’s presence
in the ordinary places of life, and trying to serve the community around us any way we can.
In her spare time, Val enjoys yoga, music, walking
and camping with her husband, Paul, and getting together with their grown kids.
Dayle Michaud - Deacon
Dayle is our Deacon. Responsibilities of a deacon
include assisting with worship, pastoral care and
community outreach, in keeping with their traditional
role of manifesting the church in the world.
Rev. Bob English - Hon. Assistant
Father Bob is our honourary assistant.
Nancy Aasland - Choir Director
Nancy has a B.A. degree in Music and Religious Studies. She has been active as a church music and choir director since 1992, and has held the position at St. Mary Magdalene since 2008. She is a life-long musician with classical training in piano and voice
as well as choral conducting. She also plays guitar, djembe, ukulele, recorder and more.
Nancy also owns Canada’s most successful Kindermusik studio, running 60 classes a week for children birth to age 7, including several at St. Mary Magdalene! Nancy and her husband have a daughter who is also musically active at the church.
Judy Asker - Administrator
Judy’s background lies in community development, management, health promotion, injury prevention, music, recreation and wellness. She holds a degree in Commerce as well as a degree in Community Development and
Recreation Management with a minor in
Judy is a champion of increasing the quality of
life and independence for all Manitobans!
Judy is also Executive Director of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir. Judy has had the privilege of working in Winnipeg, in a variety of client-based environments, for over 20 years and does public speaking across the country on a variety
(L-R) Front row: Heather Birtles (Deputy People’s Warden), Marlene Smith, Joan Hill, Alan Forrest, Charles Olagbuji.
Second row: Shiraz Khan (Deputy Rector’s Warden), Tannis Webster (Rector’s Warden), Barbara Jalibat, Hope Bettess, The Rev. Val From, Carey Isaac, Brian Crow (People’s Warden).
Missing: Abid Munir, Darryl Melnyk, Mary Jane Turner, Judy Asker.