We have some exciting changes happening within Leading Influence! From West to East, here’s what’s happening.
Pastor Jason Goertzen has officially joined our team in BC and will be taking the lead role at the BC Legislature in the 2016. Jason has been interested in our work for some time and has spent the last half of 2015 job shadowing Tim and building relationships with BC MLAs. He is being well received and finding great favour. We are excited about the possibilities as Jason takes on this new opportunity.
Jason is married to Christine and serves a campus pastor with LifeTree Church here in Victoria.
Pastor Murray Coughlan continues to serve as our chaplain in Alberta. Murray continues to find open doors and a warm reception to his ministry at the Alberta Legislature. Most of his success has come through cold-calling new MLAs after the election, introducing himself and building relationships. Murray’s hard work has resulted in the development of a strong network in Alberta. We are very grateful for Murray’s hard work and willingness to serve in this way.
When Murray isn’t at work, he enjoys riding his Victory motorcycle in the summer. In the winter, he thinks warm thoughts and wishes it was summer!
We have bittersweet news coming out of Saskatchewan. Barry Berglund has announced that he would like to retire after the upcoming election. Barry has been a tremendous pioneer for us and has done an exceptional job of establishing the ministry in Regina. We will miss him.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Francis will be joining our team in the New Year to take on the role of chaplain at the Saskatchewan Legislature. Scott has recently completed his doctoral studies in leadership at Gonzaga University and will be a great fit in Regina. Scott is married to Janelle and they have two children. He is also an Executive Coach, podcaster (LeaderFM) and volunteer firefighter.
He’s got a professional picture, but we really think the firefighter picture shows off his movie star good looks!
Tim’s role in Leading Influence is changing from ministry delivery to ministry development. As part of that new role, he will be launching our work in Ontario at Queens Park, mentoring and coaching our chaplain team across the country and seeking new opportunities to both resource and grow Leading Influence into a strong presence within the leadership community of our nation. It’s a huge challenge filled with opportunities and possibilities to impact our nation in significant ways.
Be sure to read: Everywhere Your Place Your Foot Article for more info on Ontario.