Anna Thede was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. Her parents are Frank and Rosanne, and she has two younger sisters Leah and Rebecca. She attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Edmonton; and was baptized and confirmed there. Anna attended high school at WP Wagner in Edmonton, and after high school worked in many fields: restaurants, retail, market research, and the hotel business, before her call was made clear and she decided to begin the process of becoming a pastor. Anna attended the Kings University College in Edmonton from September 2005- December 2009. In January 2009 graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a religion major. In August of 2009 Anna moved to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to attend the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. After two years of study there Anna has come home to Canada to continue her education and call process by becoming the intern at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ottawa. As part of her internship Anna is working with Citizens for Public Justice to develop a series of Bible studies to accompany their recent publication Living Justice: A Gospel Response to Poverty. What comes next is a continuation of the adventure so far. Anna is enjoying her time in Canada's Capital City and the work she is doing both for the church and for CPJ.
Adam grew up on the east coast of Canada and recently relocated to Ontario to complete his Seminary education at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Adam is an endorsed candidate for ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Adam and his wife, Holly, currently live in Ottawa where Adam is serving as Intern at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. As part of his Intern year, he will be working with the CPJ team to develop faith based resources for the Dignity for All campaign.
Adam enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking his dog in the beautiful Ottawa parks, working on glass mosaics and everything music from playing guitar to writing music and of course enjoying live music. He believes in the love and grace of God for all God’s people, and strives to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8). He is excited to be part of the CPJ team!
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