Richard Manley-Tannis (left), with board member Lea Pennock, signs a contract to become the new principal of St. Andrew’s College, effective July of 2018. Photo credit: ROD DRABBLE

St. Andrew’s College names new principal

Richard Manley-Tannis will be the new principal of St. Andrew’s College.

Manley-Tannis will take over the role on July 1, 2018, replacing Lorne Calvert, who is completing his second term as principal of the historic college, which was founded in 1912 and is affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan.

Manley-Tannis, who was introduced on Dec. 7, stated that he is “truly honoured to be invited to join the community of St. Andrew’s College and to be able to return to Saskatchewan, where I answered my own call to ministry.”

Called and commissioned as a Diaconal Minister in Saskatchewan Conference in 2009, Manley-Tannis currently serves as Winnipeg Presbytery Minister for Evangelism, Mission and Church Development. He holds an undergraduate degree from Trent University, graduate degrees from Queen’s University and St. Stephen’s College, and a diploma from the Centre for Christian Studies, and is in the final stages of completing a PhD with the Taos Institute and Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

In addition to ministry experience in The United Church of Canada, Manley-Tannis has professional experience in conflict resolution, transformative mediation, restorative justice, leadership development and organizational development. He is also a poet, novelist, and enthusiastic blogger.

The search committee and the college’s board of regents were drawn to Manley-Tannis’ optimism and hopefulness about the future of the college and the church, and to his view of “stewardship that allows us to dream.”

Manley-Tannis will be joined in Saskatoon by his wife, Reverend Shelly Manley-Tannis.

Calvert, an ordained minister and U of S graduate who served seven years as premier of Saskatchewan from 2001-2007, is currently filling his second five-year term as principal of St. Andrew’s College.

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