Dr. Merry C. Lin is a psychologist, podcaster, and speaker with over 25 years of clinical expertise. A wise counsellor and respected speaker, she can be heard on her popular podcast, The Fully Lived Life, with her friend, Coach Gillian, where they speak about life, love and purpose through the lens of faith and science. Dr. Merry is the author of The Fully Lived Life: Rescuing Our Souls from All that Holds Us Back, and her teaching videos are available on her website, her YouTube channel and RightNow Media.
Sue is committed to making an impact in all she does. She is currently the CEO of Givesome, a digital, mobile, web-based platform that lets donors see the difference they make when they give. She is also the EVP of Strategic Growth at Eagle’s Flight, a company committed to changing behavior to drive results. She was previously the COO at Eagle’s Flight for many years, and continues to work with executive teams engaged in Cultural Transformation. Sue was the founder and president of the Guelph Youth Volleyball Club and coached competitive volleyball for 25 years. She is an advisor for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee with the Integrated Youth Service Network and enjoys working with their youth teaching leadership and life skills. Sue and her husband Cal have 3 amazing adult children and two adorable dogs. Sue loves being active, trying things that terrify her and spending time at her cottage.
Ellen Graf-Martin started her marketing career in 2000, hosting global mission leaders for the launch of the internationally-acclaimed, Operation World. In 2008 at the height of a national recession she opened Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Since then, she’s enjoyed the privilege of launching countless brands, films, books, and working with several national and international non-profit organizations. Ellen’s deep commitment to using the tried and tested marketing tools in her hands to come alongside organizations working for good is clear in the work that she does. Through The Change Makers Podcast, she connects with guests to provide sector leaders with information and insight to help them thrive. She has a strong desire to be a mentor to the next generation of mission-driven, diverse, skilled marketers who can provide excellent support to non-profit organizations. With a variety of cross-cultural living experiences and a west-coast upbringing, Ellen now survives winters and enjoys summers in Ontario with her husband and daughter and their feisty Bengal cat. A lover of all things creative, hospitality, the ocean, and the mountains, Ellen’s craft stash is significant, her kitchen is always open to friends and family, her smile is welcoming, and her travel bag is ready to go. As a trained inspirational speaker, Ellen has shared her personal story and encouragement with thousands of women from across Canada. Her desire to equip and encourage women, especially those who lead, launched Ellen’s Picks almost 6 years ago. It is the realization of a dream, a vision to connect a community of Christian women in leadership from across Canada with each other and life-changing resources.Underpinning all of this, is a deep, tested faith, a commitment to joy and hope, and a trust in God’s provision and preparation. Seeing God work as Master Weaver through the decades of Ellen’s life, means she is convinced that He will continue to work all things together for good, because of His call, His purpose, and His unfailing love.