BE A LEADER,
NOT A CALLING
HELPING LATTER-DAY SAINTS BE BETTER PREPARED TO LEAD AT HOME, AT CHURCH, AND IN LIFE
PAVES THE WAY FOR MORE CONFIDENT AND PREPARED
LATTER-DAY SAINT LEADERS THROUGH:
Enhancing Leadership Ability
We make available educational opportunities to enhance leadership ability at no cost to Latter-day Saint.
Presenting the Experts
We help introduce leadership development experts to Latter-day Saints to help them have the most relevant and current knowledge related to the problems they face.
Celebrating Divine Guidance
In the past nine years of existence, Leading Saints has connected Latter-day Saints to leadership principles through podcast episodes, written articles, and virtual conferences reaching individuals around the globe.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Check out the podcast episode featuring Kurt, where he talks about how he leads and the future of Leading Saints.
Rebecca Buxton Petho
Director of Operations
Written Content Manager
Advisory Board: Professional Therapists
The Leading Saints Board of Therapists helps us bring Latter-day Saints the most researched based thought and solutions related to issues such as addiction, depression, and mental illness.
Beckie Hennessy, LCSW
Tony Overbay, LMFT
Sam Tielemans, LMFT
Thank you for all your dedication. I will share with people down here as well, at least those who speak English.
I actually just referred my brother, who is a bishop, to your site and expect that he will find great value as well. Thanks!
I want to thank you for this blog and podcast. I have been binge-listening to episode after episode, and truly enjoy the rich, quality content. I enjoy your interviewing style, the guests you have chosen, and the overall tone and message that radiates from each episode.
I have been listening to the episodes with the wives of the bishop, and deeply connected with the interview with Kasandra Merrill. I have only been a bishop's wife for a year, with a young family, and I have depression and anxiety. When my husband was called, the Stake President told me that I should not hesitate to pray for anything and everything I need- even something as little as finding a parking spot. the message was that Heavenly Father knows and cares about the bishop's wife as well. Sister Merrill vocalized what I believe many of us go through, what I know I do, and what not everyone comes out the other side from.
Again, thank you for this work. It is so very important, and I especially appreciate every emphasis on building up leadership experience in women.
Kurt, I’m happy to support your great enterprise. And wow you have had some great episodes this past month! I get through my morning run without even realizing I’ve been running for half an hour because I get so absorbed in the podcast.
As I listened to Jacob Kalil's story, I had impressions that I should challenge the ward council and the elders quorum as a whole to set goals this year to be a mentor to someone in the ward, and to go outside the "ordinary" to bless someone's life. I snuck in at the end of elder's quorum and that idea fit perfectly with the lesson from the presidency (that doesn't come as a surprise to me anymore but it still feels like a blessing when we see the Spirit is working in parallel ways within the ward).
I also have used Tommy Haws' five principles several times over the past few weeks... What a powerful meeting!
I feel like you are my mentor as I continue to try to learn the ins and outs of being a bishop, and I owe you a huge thank you for your insights and your efforts. You are a real blessing to me and to the members of [my ward]!
God bless you and your family.
For the past several years I’ve worked in the management consulting/leadership development arena. In doing so I’ve worked with leaders at all organizational levels and across industries, helping to identify, teach, and sustain effective leadership principles and practices. I have long felt that we needed to be having similar conversations and examination of leadership in the church–thus I have so enjoyed your podcasts.
We're considering using this map to assign members who live on the same street to find those we don't know. We also are going to use it to help with service projects at member's houses. It's an easy way to identify who the neighbors are and invite them to come help, regardless of membership or activity.