The Gift Poster

Join us at the Western Development Museum for LuMinHoS’s 2019 fall fundraising supper!

November 17, 2019

Doors open at 5:00 pm, supper is at 6:00 pm.

Buy Tickets Online

Tickets can also be purchased from Saskatoon-area Lutheran congregations.

Tickets $40.

This event will be LuMinHoS’s major fundraiser for 2019. It will also be a wonderfully entertaining evening, with excellent speakers and music. Plan to take home a delicious dessert from the auction!

Guest Speakers

Brynn Boback-Lane has been the President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation since 1999 and is currently working with the Ministry of Health and Saskatchewan Health Authority in the creation of the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, scheduled for completion September 2019. Brynn leads a provincial team in advocating and fundraising for the new provincial children’s hospital project with focused expertise in governance, marketing, public relations, and philanthropy. Brynn attended the University of Saskatchewan and received her Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation from McMaster University.

Brynn currently sits as a member of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Hospitals of Canada, Canadian Advisory Committee for Children’s Miracle Network, Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundation Executives, and is a member of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Board of Directors. Brynn was recognized by Sask Business Magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence and received an honour from her home town of Prince Albert and the public school system, where she was inducted into their wall of fame for her contributions to provincial education and health care initiatives. Brynn and her husband Mark have also been named Saskatchewan business leaders by Sask Business Magazine.

Dr. Elke Mau grew up near Swift Current, SK.  Prior to medicine, Dr. Mau studied classical music, completing a Bachelor in Music Performance at the University of Toronto in Double Bass in 2002.  Returning closer to home she then entered the College of Medicine at the U of S in 2005.  Deciding to pursue a career in surgery, she completed residency in Urological Surgery in Winnipeg, MB, and then further fellowship training in Pediatric Urology in Ottawa, ON.   Returning to Saskatoon in 2016, Dr. Mau joined the Department of Surgery as a staff Pediatric Urologist, recruited for the soon to open Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

Elke is the proud mother of two boys, Matthan and Soren, 8 and 6 years old.  She is married to Nathaniel Gibson, and as a family they have been pleased to be part of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church family since returning to Saskatoon.


Ron B. Bestvater, STM, sts, has been Chaplain for LuMinHoS since 2007, “but my memories of hospital ministry go back to when I was five years old, waiting in a dark hallway after 24 hrs in observation for appendicitis while my father made payment arrangements for my care.  I made my first hospital visits when I was 13, when a church friend was recovering from his scoliosis operations. He was suspended at head-level above the floor. I first received spiritual care when I was hospitalized at Sunnybrook for bronchial pneumonia. The nurse brought a hand-held phone into my room so my friend from Peace Lutheran Drop-In Centre could pray with me.  We have come a long way in both medical and spiritual care since those days.”

Ron is also involved with Inter Church Health Ministries, which promotes parish nursing within congregationally-driven health and healing ministry. He is currently teaching asynchronously “Introduction to Spiritual Care” for Lutheran Theological Seminary. He enjoys biking in the spring, lawn care in the summer, raking leaves in the fall, shoveling snow in the winter, and traveling to spend time with his and Diane’s family. Ron was baptized at six weeks of age and has been a confirmed Christian since 1972. He was ordained in 1985, serving in congregational ministries for 17 years before entering chaplaincy at Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in 2001.


Marley Hauk
What were you doing for fun at age eleven? Were you a rising star? Marley started taking singing lessons at age five, and guitar lessons followed soon after. She loves all music, especially Rosie & the Riveters, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, and Lauren Daigle. Marley started her musical career at her church but moved on quickly to other things. This past year she was lucky enough to sing with Rosie and the Riveters at The Bassment. Marley is interested in song writing and composed her first song when she was eight. She also loves to spend time with her dog Ernie, baking, and all types of art.

For the Love of Song
Since its inception in 1980, the Saskatoon Men’s Chorus has been delighting audiences with a variety of music. Current director is Deborah Buck, with Lynn Driedger serving as co-director. The Chorus will present the theme song “The Gift” at the November 17, 2019 fundraiser dinner. We are excited, and grateful for their continuing support! To hear more of the Chorus join them at their November 24 at 2:30 p.m. Christmas Concert at Zion Lutheran Church.


This year, the auction will consist of baked goods. Here’s a sample!