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May 28-29 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
We love Pastors & Leaders.

This is a gathering for you and by you. It would be easy to call it a conference, but that sounds so transactional. We are going to dive deep into the practice of building the local church, but this is so much more than information transfer.

This is an opportunity to build meaningful and long lasting ministry relationships. Leave your ministry score card and stat sheet at home and come to grow in every facet of your leadership.

To help us move into our callings, we are bringing the best of the best.

Pastor Tom Lane has served as Executive Pastor and in Senior Leadership of Gateway Church with Pastor Robert Morris. His book on Church Governance is the gold standard, and his work building systems and structures is unparalleled.

It doesn’t stop there.

Pastor Tom is a strong prophetic voice. We are talking SPIRIT & STRUCTURE. Let’s unlock the potential in you and your church and lean into the practical, and let’s push into His presence. 

Who is this for?

If you’re a visionary, strategic leader… this is for you.
If you’re an implementer… you make the dream work… this is for you.
If you are a creative and looking to move from dream to destiny… this is for you.

This is a gathering for those in Leadership of your church or organization! Pastors, Elders, Board Members, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs this is for you. 

Ministry Tracks

- Senior Pastor / Senior Leadership (Executive Pastor, Senior Associate Pastor)
- Team (Associate Pastor, Ministry Director, etc)
- Youth Pastor 

Our Hosts

Pastors Brett & Desiree Esslinger are the Senior Pastors of SAINTS CHURCH, with locations in the Edmonton Region.

They have a heart to serve Pastors and Leaders and to create spaces and places for leaders to grow, develop and connect.

Having served as Church Planters, Youth, Worship and Senior Pastors they have a unique perspective on the church. 

Pastor Brett is a strategic thinker and visionary leader, and Pastor Desiree is a fierce lover of people, pastor and teacher. 

Tom Lane

Our Guest


Tom began his career in business. He spent five years working in a residential Plumbing, Heating & Cooling business owned by his father-in-law. He then worked for seven years as a regional sales Representative for his dad’s wholesale paper distribution company based in the mid-west with 13 locations from Montana to Texas. 


In 1982, he made a shift to vocational ministry and served as executive senior pastor both at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas (22 years), and Gateway Church (19 years) in Southlake, Texas. Throughout his more than 40 years of vocational ministry he has held many different roles including: business administrator, administrative pastor, executive pastor, executive senior pastor, senior pastor, and executive director. 


Whether leading in business, ministry, or in his family Tom has lived his life to be the greatest influence for God and to impact people. He has always known that influence affects leadership at home or work. 


Tom has written many leadership books including: Tested and Approved, Heritage: A Father’s Influence to the Generations, Influence of a Father, Healthy Church Government, He Still Speaks, He Still Speaks to Kids, Strong Women and the Men Who Love Them, and Letters from a Dad to a Graduate. He has also written articles for Ministry Today. Tom and his
 wife, Jan, have been happily married since 1972 and have 4 married children and 15 grandchildren.


Saints Church - Glastonbury
6315-199 Street NW
Edmonton, AB


Hotel Info

Tuesday, May 28
9AM - Coffee Hour
10AM - Morning Session
12PM - Lunch
1PM - Afternoon Session
7PM - Evening Session

Wednesday, May 29
9AM - Coffee Hour
10AM - Morning Session
12PM - Lunch
1PM - Afternoon Session 
7PM - Evening Session 
Booking Instructions 
Holiday Inn Express West Edmonton
18520 100th Ave Edmonton AB

Reserve By Phone: 780-756-2134

The group code is “SCG” for the front desk team or “Saints Church” block.
Reserve by Booking Link: Saints Church - Holiday Inn Express West Edmonton Enter your dates of Travel

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Enter the Group Code: “SCG” 

Important Dates

Guestroom Cut-off Date to make your reservations: April 29, 2024
To Cancel and/or Modify your reservation must be done: 5 Days Prior to Check in Date 
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