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Located at:
1499 Laurier Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 1Z2
Voice: 604.737.9821

redeemer@telus.net
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About our Interim Pastor

Rev. Vida Jaugelis

Rev. Vida Jaugelis was appointed interim pastor on October 2, 2016 following Rev. John Gram’s retirement. Before coming to Redeemer she served as assistant to the rector for seniors’ ministry at St. David’s Anglican Church in Tsawwassen.  She also served as pastor at Oakridge Lutheran Church in Vancouver and has over ten years experience as a healthcare chaplain in both acute and residential care settings. She is editor of the BC Synod worship newsletter, “The Sounds of Joy” and contributed the award winning article, “The Spirituality of Aging” in the January 2015 issue of The Canada Lutheran magazine.

Vida received her Master of Divinity from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She earned a Diploma in Christian Studies from Vancouver School of Theology and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from McGill University.

I love worshipping in community because that is how and where I am  reminded that darkness, death and evil do not have the last word and where I am encouraged to conquer fear and cynicism by stepping out in risk-taking love.

Vida lives with Algis, her lifetime partner of almost forty years and her mother, Jone in Ladner on the banks of the Fraser River. When not engaged in ministry, she enjoys gardening, walks along the dike and looking at the world afresh through the eyes of her grandchildren.

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About our Director of Music

Siri Olesen earned her degree in classical piano performance from Augustana University College, and a diploma in Jazz Studies from Capilano University, where she currently works as a vocal instructor. She’s performed with Early Music Vancouver, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Radio Orchestra, as well as being featured regularly on CBC Radio. She can be heard on recordings by Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Silk Road Music and music intima.  Siri has served as Director of Music at Redeemer Lutheran Church since September of 2005.

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