2018 LREDA Professional Day, June 20 2018, Kansas City, MO

The Power of WE: Leadership, Teamwork and Inclusive Environments

Juana Bordas weaves leadership, diversity, and community building into a multicolored tapestry that moves people into action. She utilizes music, movement, and leadership practices from many cultural traditions to illustrate the richness and wisdom diversity brings. A thought-leader, an energizer and a connector Juana invites people to interact, share, and experience the dynamic power of diversity and to grow their leadership skills. Ms. Bordas is the author of two books: “Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age” and “The Power of Latino Leadership: Inclusion, Community, and Contribution.”

LREDA Professional Day is Wed. June 20 from around 9AM-1:00 or 1:30. This will include a worship, speaker/workshop, lunch & business meeting. Registration will open in early March. 

Previous Professional Day Programs





2017 Rev. Deanna Vandiver

Resist and Rejoice: Faith Formation in a Time of Radical Awakening

 New Orleans, LA
2016 Carey McDonald

Carey McDonald with Dr. Tony McDonald, Religious Education as a Growth Strategy (download powerpoint

Columbus, OH
2015 Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith Family Project

Portland, OR

Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

The Ignored, the Naive and the Innocent:
Supporting our Children as They Navigate a Multicultural World (download powerpointkeynote)

Providence, RI

Excellence in Shared Ministry Task Force

Excellence in Shared Ministry Practices, Final Report

Louisville, KY
2012 Louise Derman-Sparks Justice GA: Anti-bias education with young children and families Phoenix, AZ
2011 Dr. Mark Hicks and others Training and workshops on emerging RE initiatives Charlotte, NC
2010 Dale McGowan "Warping and Woofing through the Human Tapestry" Minneapolis, MN
2009 Rev. Dr. Nancy Crumbine "Religious Education: The Heartbeat of Our Movement" Salt Lake City, UT
2008 Joseph Cornell Finding the Divine in Nature Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2007 Rev. Meg Barnhouse Your Surly Inner Waitress's Guide to Keeping Your Sanity Portland, OR


*Several of the above speakers were also Fahs Lecturers in the same year. See our Sophia Lyon Fahs Lecture page as well.