• Audrey was hired by Lillian Vilborg MacPherson and Catherine McConnell twenty-two years ago. Every day is like a historical journey, and it is a privilege to get to know and work with so many wonderful people. I’m not Icelandic, but she has Scandinavian roots. She and her two brothers were brought up in Minnesota by a father of Norwegian descent and a mother with French Swiss and some English heritage. Her paternal grandparents came from Tinn kommune, Telemark fylke, Norway, while her maternal grandparents were born in Orvin, Bern, Switzerland.
    Audrey works part time at the Lögberg-Heimskringla offices on Marion Street. As business administrator, her job encompasses a wide variety of tasks. She attributes Dr. Ken Thorlakson who chaired the Future Fund Capital Campaign launched in 2005 with having mentored her to achieve and deliver the best possible success for the paper. The Campaign allowed the team to introduce new ideas to assist in bringing the newspaper into the future but by maintaining the traditions.
    As a staff member, she has participated in the many Lögberg-Heimskringla fundraising events including Ljósanótt, Beer Night, the Icelandic Open Golf Tournament.

  • Stefan Jonasson has been Editor of Lögberg-Heimskringla since 2015. Like two previous editors of Heimskringla, he is an ordained Unitarian minister and he worked for the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association for 24 years, serving successively as District Executive for Western Canada, Director for Large Congregations, and Director of Growth Strategies. He is currently minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg and the Gimli Unitarian Church and previously served the Arborg Unitarian Church, all congregations with Icelandic roots.

    Active in the community, Stefan served on the Board of Regents of the University of Winnipeg for nine years, including three as Chair. He was President of the Icelandic National League of North America, President of the University of Winnipeg Alumni Association, and President of Friends of Religious Humanism. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the St. James Scholarship Foundation.

    A three-time graduate of the University of Winnipeg, he won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for academic excellence. He is a recipient of the Betty Gorshe Heritage Award for his work in Unitarian Universalist history and the Joan Inga Eyolfson Cadham Award for his contributions to Icelandic literature and culture. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was awarded the Knight’s Cross in the Icelandic Order of the Falcon.

    Stefan and his wife, Cindy Nagamori Jonasson, have two adult daughters and one grandson. They divide their time between Winnipeg and their country home at Arnes. Stefan enjoys reading, music, genealogy, and travel.

  • Catherine McConnell started at Lögberg-Heimskringla in 2001 as assistant editor to Lillian Vilborg MacPherson. Six months later, she also became advertising officer. Catherine has held her current position since 2011. She finds working with the LH team quite rewarding.

    Being of Icelandic descent, she was keenly interested in working with LH. Catherine was born in Neepawa, the daughter of Dr. Guðmundur (George) Lambertsen (1924-87), originally from Glenboro, and mother, Helen May Markle (1928-2018), of Carberry. Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Iceland in the late 1800s.

    Prior to her employment with LH she was an intensive care nurse. She volunteered for several years with the Manitoba Speed Skating Association and was a board member and fundraising officer for the family’s sailing club at Lake of the Woods.

    Catherine is very family oriented. She and her husband, Brian, enjoy weekly Sunday dinners with their two sons and partners, and she is a proud amma of two young grandchildren.

  • Adinna is our newest hire at Lögberg-Heimskringla and is a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines. Since coming to Canada in March 2008, her journey has been marked by resilience and adaptability, navigating unfamiliar landscapes with grace. She embraces opportunities and enriches communities with determination and hard work supplemented with a vibrant heritage and diverse experiences. As an advertising representative, Adinna merges creativity and strategic insight to propel local and international businesses forward, using her background in graphic design alongside with having a knack for understanding user behaviour. This allows her to craft compelling ads that resonate with target audiences. Her expertise in relationship-building fosters fruitful collaborations with clients, leading into impactful advertising solutions. Whether brainstorming innovative ideas or analyzing market trends, Adinna’s commitment to driving results shines through in every project she undertakes. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting and curating vintage clothing. She treats every piece as a treasure that holds history and personality. You can see more of her curation in an online store that she runs with a friend called, Arkibo.