Meet Our Pastors and Staff
Rev. Trish Schmermund
Holy Spirit welcomed Pastor Trish and her husband Ken in August 2012. Ken and Trish live in Edmonton and have two adult children. Since graduating from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, Trish has served parishes in Edson and Leduc, and now returns “home” to Edmonton to serve with us. She and Ken are looking forward to this new time in their life and in the life of the congregation and are excited to get to know the people in and about Holy Spirit.
She says: “life in the church is not the rose-coloured idyll I thought it would be. Here we find brokenness of every kind and hope of incredible tenacity. That’s what helps me to love this work – the incredible hope I see in those around me.”
Rev. Lindsey Jorgensen-Skakum
Pastor Lindsey was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. Lindsey began the journey towards ordained ministry in 2007 when they felt God’s call to use their gifts in a new way. After completing a B.A. in Religious Studies, Lindsey enrolled at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon in 2012 to prepare for ministry within the ELCIC. In 2016 Holy Spirit called Pastor Lindsey to begin their first call with and among the congregation following their time of internship. When Pastor Lindsey isn’t at the church they can be found exploring the city with their wife Danika, or strapping on a pair of roller skates to play roller derby as “Dreamwhip” with the St. Albert Heavenly Rollers.