Strong RE Programs Begin with Strong Leaders
The mission of the LREDA Board is to serve our membership. We:
SUPPORT the professional development of our membership;
ADVOCATE for professional religious educators in congregations and in alliance with our professional colleagues and the UUA; and
SUSTAIN our organization through responsible fiscal stewardship, and creative, visionary leadership.
The 2011-2012 Board includes:
Rev. Natalie Fenimore serves as the called Minister of Lifespan Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, in Manhasset, NY. She has served as Parish Minister at Davies Memorial Unitarian and as Minister for Religious Exploration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton, VA. She served three congregations as Driector of Religious Education from 1998 - 2010 and is a Credentialed Religious Educator, Master Level, and has a Masters of Divinity. Natalie is currently President of LREDA. She is a LREDA Good Officer for the Joseph Priestley District and has served on the LREDA Nominating Committee and 21st Century Fund. At the denominational level, she served as a member of the UUAs Journey Towards Wholeness Transformation Committee. Natalie is a Tapestry of Faith author and a Renaissance Module leader.
Cathy brings with her previous Board experience as VP, 22 years experience as a DRE and Campus Ministry, and a history of serving regional RE committees, retreat centers, and other boards. Her goals include the promotion of effective team leadership of ministers, religious educators, musicians and administrators for the health and growth of Unitarian Universalism.
Claudia is serving a mid-sized congregation with a small RE program in Vero Beach, FL. She has been a DRE for 11 years, has 4 years of experience on a local School Board, as well as many years experience as a volunteer, leader and Board member of various local non-profits. She has almost 20 additional years of experience as an educator. She also has completed 6 Renaissance Modules.
John is the Director of Religious Education at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. He served on the board of the LREDA Metro NY Chapter for five years, is a Good Officer, and currently serves as Treasurer of Continental LREDA. John received the Metro NY District Award for Excellence in Religious Education in 2007.
I am the Director of Lifespan Religious Education at The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Universalist & Unitarian). 2013-14 is my eighth year with the congregation and our small but wonderful program. We are beginning to look ahead, with our minister, Rev. David Carl Olson, to the 200th anniversary of our congregation in 2017.
I and my two partners, Lyn and Uri are parents of three-year-old twins, Max and Maizy. Our little Beans are teaching us valuable lessons in living in the moment, letting go of perfection and what is most important in our lives.
Michelle has 6 years of experience as a Religious Educator. She is a Credentialed Religious Educator and a young adult. She has an additional 5 years of experience working with youth and parents (case management) for the Dept of Human Services, Girls and Boystown, and Boysville in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Michigan. She has completed 5 Renaissance Modules.
Cindy is the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence in Northampton, MA. She serves on the LREDA Board, and has been a Good Officer since 2006, and is a member of the LREDA North Atlantic Chapter. She was part of team that revised the LREDA Good Officers Training in 2009 and she is a certified Our Whole Lives Trainer for the K/1- 4/6 levels.
Multiple Contact options:
Director of Religious Education
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main St. Northampton MA 01060
413.584.1390 x. 203
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Dana Regan has served as a religious educator for two congregations from 1989-2012. She served on the Board for the Liberal Religious Educators Association for Large Churches (LREDA LARGE) and also served as the LREDA Chapter President for the Pacific Northwest District. She was just elected to serve on the LREDA Continental Board. In 2007 she received her Credentialed Religious Educator Certificate from the Unitarian Universalist Association. She currently serves the Pacific Northwest District as Lead RE Consultant.