Annika Sangster joined us at St. Luke's in October 2015 as an appointed minister for 12 months. Annika comes to us with ten years of ministry experience, including both youth ministry and pastoral ministry, spending four years as Student Supply. Although she is currently working on her Interim Ministry Credentials, Annika earned her Bachelor of Arts at Mount Allison University and her Diploma in Diaconal Ministry from the Centre for Christian Studies.
Annika sits currently sits on the board for Sherbrooke Lake and the Centre for Progressive Christianity. She currently chairs the Annual Meeting and Planning team for Maritime Conference, which includes sitting on both the Conference Executive and Sub-Executive.
Annika enjoys empowering people, loving them into their best selves. She is a natural advocate, companion, and life-long learner, describing herself as a “leftie” on the theological spectrum. As pop culture junkie, Annika enjoys finding subtle references to “The Way” in the media. In her spare time Annika enjoys practicing and appreciating many forms of art, and enjoys finding ways to incorporate both art and community building in worship. Read what Annika wrote for Sunday by clicking here.
Dana Pardy has been the music director at St. Luke’s for six years. Prior to being at St. Luke’s she enjoyed many years of singing, playing piano and volunteering in various churches thus bringing a broad music and faith experience to her work at St. Luke’s.
Dana has a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Mount Allison University, a Masters in Opera Performance from The University of British Columbia and a Certificate in Music Therapy from Acadia University. She is an Early Childhood Music Educator and has been the music specialist at Giant Steps Children’s Centres for the last 10 years.
Dana and her husband Kevin Parks operate “Studio Tempus” a music education studio in Tantallon. Dana and Kevin also enjoy collaborating on community music projects such as St. Luke’s Community Players musical productions and summer VBS at St. Luke’s!
Dana enjoys being a part of music and worship at St. Luke’s. She directs the senior choir and gathers groups and individuals of various ages and musical talents for praise bands and singing ensembles to participate in worship. The music ranges from traditional to contemporary. “One of the things I love about this congregation is that people are open and eager to explore music in worship in all its various forms.”