Pastor Ronnie Smith

Pastor Ronnie holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & History (Lakehead), a Master’s degree in History (Lakehead), as well as a Master of Divinity degree (Wilfrid Laurier). In June 2017 Ronnie was ordained for ministry by the Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada (ELCIC). Ronnie is married to Hilla Lahtinen and is the proud father of two daughters Lumi and Vilja.

Kirsten Boucher, Organist
BM 1988, BED 1989

Kirsten’s organ career started in 1980, when at the age of 16 she was asked to step into the position of organist and choir director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In 1994, she moved to Pickering and has been playing organ and piano at Peace Lutheran Church ever since. Kirsten, a retired high school mathematics teacher, also enjoys travelling by bicycle, working with The Olive Branch for Children, upcycling and spending time with her family. Kirsten is a firm believer that music “Heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul”.