President & National Director
Tim Schindel is the Founder and President of Leading Influence. He is an ordained minister with over 30 years of pastoral experience in a variety of roles.
Additionally he has served as a Leadership Coach and Regional Pastor for his church organization and is a past-President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. He understands the personal challenges associated with public life.
Tim serves as the visionary leader to Leading Influence as a whole and has recently taken on the challenge of launching our work in Ontario.
Tim and Barb (along with their children) call Victoria, BC home.
Heather Prendergast was born in Edmonton and raised in Red Deer. She has travelled coast to coast in Canada several times throughout her life, enjoying the many people she has met and their personal stories they have shared. Heather is an ordained minister invested in marketplace ministry. She also has experience in other sectors: oil and gas, hospitality and services, education. A lifetime of learning has helped Heather to bridge a variety of cultures as she meets with neighbours, making friends wherever she goes.
Heather is also a Gallup Clifton’s StrengthsFinder coach and mentor, enjoying the affirmative process of people growing their top talents into strengths they can rely upon in their personal and professional lives. Heather and her husband, Steve, live near their extended families in Central Alberta, after a sojourn on Vancouver Island for thirteen years.