Shelly has been in ordained ministry in the United Church for 20 years in communities of all shapes and sizes. She has also enjoyed University Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction and leadership of many small groups and workshops. Shelly’s childhood, schooling, undergraduate and ministry training all happened in various parts of Ontario but she has been in ministry in Saskatchewan and Manitoba ever since.
For the position of Christian Education Minister, Shelly brings a love of creation and animals, people of all ages, music, crafty things, history and sharing stories and laughter. She shares her life and home with partner Richard and 2 happy dogs.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
- Forest Witcraft
Rev. Shelly Manley-Tannis
Helen was born in England and grew up in Saskatoon. Since finishing her undergrad degree in music here, she went east, and has lived in Montréal; Toronto; Rochester, NY; Lincoln, Nebraska; Sackville, New Brunswick; and Regina, before returning to Saskatoon. She taught music for many years at the university level, and also has a career she loves as a freelance performer (mostly voice). Helen took early retirement from teaching and is now focused full-time on her own music, singing, playing, and composing. She directs the Mayfair Choir, and the Bridge City Chorus, Saskatoon's LGBTQ choir which has its home at Mayfair. Visit her website at www.helenpridmore.ca to learn more!
Mayfair United Church is lucky to have Warren Hay as our worship pianist. Warren has been with Mayfair Church for since 1999 and when he is not teaching elementary school he can be found playing Double Bass in the Saskatoon Symphony or in various jazz or rock combos around Saskatoon. Warren's piano playing brings warmth, joy and beauty into our worship service.
Rev. Bonita Chad
My 4 children and 10 grandchildren live in Saskatoon and Pilot Butte.
I was a registered nurse for 27 years, before going back to university to study theology. Following ordination, I served as a congregational minister in 3 pastoral charges in Saskatchewan from 2007-2012. I have also served as a prison chaplain for 8 years, in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
I am passionate about social justice, inclusivity, truth, non-judgment, respect, spiritual care/counseling, worship, sacraments, preaching, meditation, and teaching.
I am also passionate about pork chops cooked with lemon and garlic, peanut M&Ms, nature, reading, puzzles, crosswords, and dancing.
Rev. Cathy Coates
Bio coming soon!