Our parish leadership team
The Rev. Val From, Incumbent
Val was ordained a pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCIC) in 1996 and worked in parishes, healthcare chaplaincy and in ministry in the core of Saskatoon before coming to St. Mary Magdalene.
Everywhere Val has worked she's 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 two grown kids.
The Rev. Canon Bryan Bjerring,
Bryan has served the Anglican Church of Canada in various positions across Western Canada for over 40 years.He also contributed to the report on the Restoration of the Permanent Diaconate in the ACC, and participated in diocesan and national church assessment processes for persons seeking ordination.
Bryan is a long-time amateur winemaker, and a proud grandfather and afi of five.
The Rev. Helen Holbrook, Honourary Assistant
Vestry is the church's version of a board. It's an elected body of eligible church members who assist in the operation of the parish. Serving on Vestry this year are Chima Chira, Dawn Hillstrom, Carey Isaac, Barbara Jalibat, Cherryl Lenton, Carol McPhaden, Cathy Mondor and Caroline Olagbuji.
- currently vacant -
Nancy Aasland, Music Director
Nancy has a B.A. 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.
Nancy also owns Canada’s most successful Kindermusik studio, running 60 classes a week for children birth to age 7, including several at the church!