meet our staff

  • Pastor james hendricksen

    Hi, my name is James. I have been senior pastor at Hosanna Lutheran since October 2012. I grew up in a small town in Alberta where I learned that there is value in a hard day's work. My family, which was a normal family in that it wasn't perfect, taught me that love is an action word. Faith has always been a part of my life as i was raised in a Christian home and was positively influenced by many faith mentors throughout the years.

  • pastor anna thede

    Hello! I was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. I have a wonderful family including parents, sisters, grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. I was raised as a part of the ELCIC, both baptized and confirmed here in Edmonton at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. After high school, I followed my call into the ministry by attending The Kings University College, from which I received a Bachelor of Art with a Religion Major. I attended seminary at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, in Gettysburg, PA, USA.

  • sonja carmichael, director for education & family ministries

    I have been the Director of Education and Family Ministries at Hosanna since 2007, but have been a member of Hosanna for over 40 years (before we were even named Hosanna!). I love that I get to interact with people of all ages in Sunday School, VBS, Bible studies, and fellowship. In my spare time, I like to make quilt tops and afghans for the quilting group at Hosanna. My husband, George, and I have two grown children who still insist on getting together for “family dinners” on Sunday which usually include board games, hats, and a lot of noise and laughter!

  • marg daly, choir director

    Hi. Welcome to my short bio. I will start with things I do in my spare time and conclude with some CV items. I enjoy cycling, reading business and investment materials, stamp collecting (music specialty), watching hockey and football (Oilers and Eskimos fan), drinking a great cup of coffee (Starbucks is my favourite stop!), travelling and hanging out with my two awesome dogs (bichon Frise).


    I work at Hosanna about 30% and have the summer off. I also work at Mulhurst Lutheran Camp (Pigeon Lake) as Camp Director, teach private music lessons and do book keeping on the side,


  • Kari heise, organist/accompanist


  • lena nikolic, administrative secretary

    Hi! My name is Lena and I came here as a volunteer through the Food Bank program, which I committed myself to for four years. I met so many people, from the community and Hosanna, too. It has been a pleasure to be involved like this. Back in 2012, I was offered the Administrative Secretary position here, which I gladly accepted, and have never regretted. I have made many friends here, and have been overwhelmed by the kindness and consideration of the people of Hosanna. What a great place to be! 


  • Cameron Terry, outdoor custodian