Online Pilot Program – August 2024 to June 2025

Free info sessions online on June 21 at 3:00 pm MST, July 11 at 2:00 pm MST, and August 6 at 2:00pm MST – Email to get a link.

Program Description

Catholic Clergy are trained in theology and then sent out to parishes to be administrative leaders in addition to pastors. Leadership and administration skills are essential to successful parish ministry. Join a cohort of pastors for ten months of learning new skills and best practice in a community of support, with access to practical resources. Participants must attend 8 out of 10 sessions complete the program and receive a certificate.

Program Format

The program will run online one Sunday evening a month for 90 minutes, with the option to stay for another 30 minutes of conversation for those who choose. Each session will include no more than 20 pages of pre-reading to be completed beforehand, a presentation by the facilitator (and/or guest presenters), a facilitated discussion on the content, and a handout of resources for parish ministry. Each participant will have the opportunity to book three 30-minute coaching sessions over the course of the year to identify and work towards their unique leadership and administration goals in parish ministry.

Program Sessions: 5:00 – 6:30 pm MST in summer, CST in winter

Dates: August 18, 2024, September 29, October 27, November 24, January 26, 2025, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 22.

Program Content

A full program outline will be sent out to participants two weeks before the program starts. Program material will include: Administration as Ministry, Leadership for the Church and the World, Leading through Change, Time and Project Management, Collaborative Ministry, Trust and Relationships, Effective Communication, Conflict Management and Resolution, Human Resources and Management of Employees, Financial Literacy and Planning, Recruiting, Retaining and Supporting Volunteers.


Leah Perrault has been in senior leadership and ministry for nearly twenty years. She began her career as the Director of Pastoral Services in the Diocese of Saskatoon, then moved to Catholic Healthcare, where she worked with Emmanuel Care and then as the Director of Mission at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She is currently the Executive Director of Southwest Homes in Swift Current, SK, which serves individuals with disabilities. She is an author, speaker, and consultant on the side of her day job.

Registration Information

Register online at: Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first paid basis.

Program Costs and Payment

Pilot Pricing: $1250/priest

Price will increase to $2500/priest in 2025/26

A minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 priests will be accepted into the pilot. Priests in the first three years of ministry working under a supervising pastor may attend with their supervising pastor at no extra charge.

A deposit of $250 is due at registration to hold your spot. Full payment is due on September 29, 2024. Payment plans can be set up by request. Fees can be paid by cheque, direct deposit or email money transfer to

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