Covenant Awards

Rhonda Louise


"Honest, contemplative, uplifting and encouraging, personal yet relatable, surprising, moving." These are only some of the comments in response to Rhonda Louise's music.

Her voice has been called "strong, yet soothing and calming," while her talent as a pianist has also been recognized ("Clearly the best pianist we heard today." - Ali Mathews, 2012 Canadian Gospel Music Association talent judge).

Rhonda Louise lends everything within her to her songs. "Songwriting is extremely vulnerable and revealing. It's somewhat of a musical diary," she says. "Every song has a story behind it, as if to say 'Here is what I have felt, lived through, learned from, and what I have celebrated'. When I am ready to share that memory with my fans it is an incredibly special moment." Her songs have caught the attention of Christian radio both in Canada and the USA. She has received GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations for "Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year" for her album "Paradise" (2013), and "Video of the Year" for "Brave Girl" (2022).

Rhonda Louise’s most recent album, “Brave Girl” is her most vulnerable album yet. “’Brave Girl’ is titled after its signature song, one I wrote as an encouragement to heal from my personal experience with sexual and emotional abuse in the music industry. In my own recovery, I have learned that we have not responded well to the survivors of abuse. In this, my focus has shifted from performing to speaking and sharing about “Brave Girl” – telling my own story of abuse and ongoing healing, giving hope to fellow survivors, and offering advice to their circle of friends and family in how to better respond. The response has been incredible. Speaking about my own history, of course, is very taxing and emotionally draining, so pacing myself has been critical. The outcome from each event, though, is worth the effort.” Rhonda Louise is accepting bookings for speaking engagements in churches, groups, schools, and other women’s/girl’s ministries. Rhonda Louise also welcomes radio, TV, YouTube, and podcast interviews worldwide. She appreciates receiving letters and emails, learning how her fans have related to her music.

Rhonda and her husband Peter live in Calgary, Alberta, have been married 30 years, and have two sons - Lee is 24, married to Jeannie, and is a pastor in Saskatchewan; Adam is 21 and studying Mathematics at The University of Calgary. Rhonda also holds a day job to support her ministry.

Awards and Nominations

42nd Covenant Awards

  • Nominated for the Video of the Year Award, for “Brave Girl”
  • Songs