Our Vision

We are here to reach at-risk youth and help restore hope. Teen suicide and the pandemic of youth mental health issues must be stopped.

LifeNet Ministries Inc. is a federally chartered, non-profit charity dedicated to helping youth through the most challenging time this world has ever known. With YOUR support, we are committed to casting this LifeNet for such a time as this.

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Our Roots

Glen Rutledge

LifeNet Founder

Seeing the lifeless body of a 12-year-old boy, Timmy, lying still in  a coffin, shook Glen Rutledge, to the core. Glen, former V.P. of CCCI, called his brother-in-law, David Mainse, founder of Crossroads Christian Communications, and wept, saying, “We’ve got to do something.” What followed was Circle Square TV for kids and Inside Track TV for teens, With Circle Square Ranches all across Canada for follow-up, over  250,000 kids were reached through the ranches. Some years later, Glen was given the vision for LifeNet Ministries and shown the global technology that would be available for reaching kids around the world. 

Glen says, “We reached 250,000 kids with the ranches, but we can reach that many in a day – right where they are – through today’s social media. With suicide now being the second most prevalent cause  of death for kids aged 8-17, we have to do something.” 

The key is in getting out in front of the problem. Instead of trying to mop up the devastation after a child has taken his or her life, we need to be there, pointing the way to hope and restoration and meaningful life. These precious young people need more than referrals to abortion clinics and pharmacies.

LifeNet Ministries is made possible entirely through donations by concerned friends and partners.  

Your support is deeply appreciated. It will make a difference in young lives.


The Board

Glen Rutledge


Executive producer of Circle Square TV for kids and creator of Inside Track TV for teens; also founder of Circle Square Ranches of Canada; co-pioneer with David Mainse of Crossroads Christian Communications and the daily TV program, 100 Huntley Street.

William (Bill) Fletcher


Founding Director of LifeNet Ministries Inc.; Founder and President of The Goodness Project assisting crisis organizations world-wide.

Diane Roblin-(Lee) Rutledge


Author: Predator-Proof Your Family Series and other books. Former High School guidance teacher, owner of byDesign Media. Former host of “Nite Light,” “Raiders of the Lost” and “Total Fitness – Body, Mind and Spirit”

David Mainse

Founding Director of LifeNet Ministries Inc. We would like to acknowledge the tremendous inspiration, encouragement and support of David Mainse, Founder of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc., prior to his passing.

Gary Vaters

President of Star Hollywood Inc. and 76 North Street , Board service with Teen Challenge Women’s Centre (Aurora); Teen Challenge Canada & Scarborough Christian School, Board Member of Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce, former Chairman of Heart to Heart Living and Shepherd Village.

David Dwarka

Registered Psychotherapist. “We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” Ordained Minister PAOC – Experienced working with students grades 5 and up.

Advisory Council

Kenny ‘n Sonya Sault 

Kenny ‘n Sonya Sault are the Indigenous Pastors at the Six Nations Reservation near Brantford, Ont.

Todd W. Lee

Senior Software Engineer at Google Inc. Founder of YeloBus Computer Software for simple, reliable school bus tracking.

Dr. Gerry Tonn

Skilled in pastoral counseling, nonprofit management,  professional training & coaching industry. Strong community and social services professional with a Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership.