The Rev. Lucretia M. van Ommeren - Tabbert has been serving Emmaus Lutheran Church for almost five years. The congregation is an ethnically diverse, loving and caring community.
Pastor Lucretia also comes from an ethnically and culturally diverse and multi- lingual background. Her first language is Dutch. She was born in a small country in South- America, Suriname, a former Dutch colony and became the fifth in line of fifteen beautiful, loving and adventurous siblings.
After finishing teacher college in Suriname, she has lived, studied and worked on various continents. She was ordained in her home country in her "home" church: The Evangelisch Lutherse Kerk in Suriname (ELKS) in July of 1987.
Her marriage to Canadian born husband Martin Tabbert has brought her to Canada, Alberta; first to Fort Mc Murray then to Stony Plain and now to Edmonton. In Stony Plain she served Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rosenthal, and now Emmaus.
Pastor Lucretia specialized in Pastoral Care and Counselling; which is an important part of her ministry.
She loves God, loves people both big and small, enjoys a good hike, various ethnic foods, is enthusiastic, energetic, appreciates humor and is convinced that prayer, meditation and laughter are the most effective medicines.