LEAD Saskatoon is an early morning (7:00-8:00am) breakfast gathering for leaders. It provides an opportunity for local leaders to network, engage other leaders, and intentionally focus on their personal development.

Lead Saskatoon has concluded for the 2016-17 year.

Please check back for the 2017-18 line-up and dates!



7:00 – 8:00 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from October – March

Cost: $10  (Includes continental breakfast)

Dates: 2017-18 dates to be announced in the future!


To register:

Call: (306) 374-6655

email: events@horizon.edu

Eventbrite: LEAD Saskatoon

October 12, 2016: Dianne Mantyka

Topic: “Soul Care Essentials for Leaders: Silence & Solitude”

Dianne Mantyka was born and raised in Saskatoon. She has a Biological Sciences Technology Diploma and worked in animal health and research at the U of S and then UBC.  Vancouver became home for 18 years, 3 years of which included mission work in Mexico. This led to 19 years of IVCF campus ministry; 8 years at SFU, followed by the U of S and 3 years as SK Director.  Having received a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College and a Spiritual Direction certificate from Queen’s House, she transitioned into Spiritual Direction ministry. Her formation includes Inner Healing Prayer, Clinical Pastoral Education, coach training, ecumenical enrichment, aboriginal and multi-cultural awareness, contemplative prayer with scripture, and pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago.

Dianne accompanies those on their path towards loving relationships with God, self, nature and others. She is a wife, care-giver, step-mom, Oma, and also appreciates her friendships, pets, the outdoors, reading, creativity, learning and empowering.

With Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Center, Dianne co-directs the Spiritual Direction Formation Program, is on the Programming Team and the Spiritual Directors Team, and offers Silent Directed Retreats (queenshouse.org).

Through Elim Church, she facilitates Elijah House, an Inner Healing Prayer Counselling Ministry that offers seminars and training (elimchurch.ca; elijahhouse.org).

She has a home-based practice in Spiritual Direction.

November 9, 2016: Collin Pullar

Topic: Identifying and Developing Leaders: The 5 Intangibles of Leadership”

Collin joined the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) as President in May of 2014.  His leadership experience includes leading consulting teams in Western Canada with focusses on labour market and economic development, and he was formerly an industry advisor in the development of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program.

Collin earned a MBA, Masters Certificate in Public Management, and is a Certified Human Resource Professional candidate. His Board leadership experience includes the Regina International Airport Community Consultation Committee and the Regina Crime Prevention Advisory Board.  Presently he is Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at Horizon College and Seminary (University of Saskatchewan), and member of the Leaders Council for the Paul Hill and Kenneth Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina.

For fun, Collin and his wife Terri look after their two boys, Matthew and Michael.  In addition to loving leadership-related topics, Collin enjoys competition and will be representing Canada this June at the 2016 Classic World Powerlifting Champions in Killeen, Texas.


December 14, 2016: Ron Baker

Topic: “Crucial Conversations”

Ron has been a minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada since 1975. He serves as the Director of Leadership Development, Mediation and Conflict Resolution with the PAOC-WOD. He is a Senior Birkman International Consultant specializing in personality, relational and work behaviour assessment, Coach with the Institute of Social and Emotional Intelligence and VitalSmarts Trainer delivering PDU certificate Crucial Conversations and Influencer courses. Ron is a motivational speaker with a gift of encouragement.

Website: First on the list is my work website. The other 3 have to do with my consultant work and certifications.


January 11, 2017: Todd MacPherson

Topic: “Leading With the End in Mind”

Todd MacPherson is Managing Director, Saskatchewan of Parkinson Canada where he leads the Saskatchewan staff and serves on the national leadership team.A certified coach and speaker with the John Maxwell Team, Todd helps his clients find clarity, get unstuck and live their best life now.Todd and his wife, Gwenda, have been married 25 years. They have two adult daughters, two teenage sons and two troublesome cats.
My website: www.toddmacpherson.ca

February 8, 2017: Merin Coutts

Topic: “Navigating Organizational Changes”

Merin Coutts is the CEO of Merin Coutts Management Consulting where she specializes in organizational effectiveness, governance and strategic planning solutions.  Prior to this she held a number of executive leadership positions in the Telecommunications, Cable and Broadcast industries including the role of Regional Manager for Shaw Communications Inc.’s Saskatchewan division.  Her approach to business and relationships offers candid, insightful and practical applications to her clients. With grace and ease she leads a variety of stakeholders towards a place of consensus, commitment and greater cohesion.

She sits on a number of boards including:

  • SaskPower, where she serves on their HR and Governance committee.
  • Saskatoon Airport Authority, where she serves on the Governance Committee and Chairs the Community Consultative Committee.
  • Gardiner Dam Terminal, where she Chairs the HR and Governance Committee.

Previously she served on the SGI board of directors for a ten-year term and Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority for a four-year term; on both Boards Merin Chaired the Governance and HR Committee.

Mrs. Coutts grew up on a farm in the Rosetown area and holds a bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Chartered Directors designation and a Chartered Professional Accountants (Certified Management Accountants) designation.

Clients have stated: She is “a big picture thinker with crazy sharp lens on the practicalities of business.”  “Merin asks the right questions and focuses on the right areas.” “She has incredible insight and is quick to build strong connections that allow for a lasting impact.”

March 8, 2017: Jeromey Martini

Topic: “Power & Organizational Structure”

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; M.T.S., McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University; B.A., Briercrest College

Ministerial Credentials: Ordained by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

At Horizon Since: 2008

Courses Taught: New Testament, Introduction to the New Testament, Synoptic Gospels

Before coming to Horizon, Jeromey taught at Briercrest College and pastored in Calgary, Alberta, where he returns regularly to backcountry camp and downhill ski.  An amateur “foodie,”  he enjoys cooking and learned to love haggis and sticky toffee pudding while studying in Scotland. He and his wife, Nicole, have two wonderful kids.