(The Rev'd) Dianne Mesh is our Rector. She was born and raised in a small fishing village on the east coast of Newfoundland. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Education) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Master in Education from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Divinity from Trinity College, University of Toronto. A graduate of the Toronto School of Theology Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction, Dianne has a keen interest in helping others to grow spiritually. She also has training and experience in providing pastoral care with the dying and the bereaved, with a special concern for how death and grief affect the lives of children.
Dianne is an active person who enjoys the outdoors, especially cross-country skiing and long walks. She is an avid knitter and enjoys a good mystery novel.
SheilaAnn Whiteway is responsible for coordinating member ministry including adult education and programs aimed at meeting the needs of newcomers.
She is also responsible for communication to the community about what is happening at Emmanuel. This is a second career for SheilaAnn.
Prior to joining the Emmanuel team, she worked for 29 years as a librarian, mostly with the Saskatoon Public Library.
Heather Blakley brings a wealth of musical experience to Emmanuel as music director. She has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Brandon University, an Associate Diploma from the Western Board of Music, and has completed courses in Kodaly, Suzuki Piano and Choral Conducting. Heather’s philosophy of music and faith is that music is a joyful expression of celebration of God’s influence in our lives. In her spare time Heather enjoys physical fitness, golf and spending time with her family and friends.
Sue Verity is responsible for administration, facility rentals and The Refinery. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is passionate about spiritual growth and renewal. Sue especially enjoys being a busy mother of four, crafting, being inspired by children and giving people chocolate!
Our honorary clergy assistants are The Rev. Canon Glenn Ash and The Rev. Karen Sandell. Prior to retirement, Glenn served as Rector of St. James’ and Karen served as Rector of St. Mark’s, two of our predecessor parishes.
Murray Ashton is in charge of maintenance and really keeps the place humming! He retired from the City of Saskatoon after 25 years in Environmental Services. A long time member of the Emmanuel family, Murray enjoys welcoming people to the Church and The Refinery, along with his wife Susan, who is music librarian for the choir.
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