LREDA PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER

Serving religious educators in Alaska, British Columbia, 

Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

upcoming events:

2024 PNW LREDA Professional Retreat

Our annual summer retreat is coming together! Join your religious education colleagues in the Pacific Northwest for three days of professional development, rejuvenation, commiseration, and joy. Schedule and specific location to be announced soon!

REgister here

Where: AirBnB in Beaverton, OR

We will stay at a large and spacious home in Beaverton, about 15 minutes outside of Portland. There are 6 bedrooms, 11 beds, and 2.5 bathrooms. We anticipate that we'll be able to bring air mattresses, to accommodate more than 11 people if needed. This house has a full kitchen, with an induction stovetop, which we'll use to cook our meals. And, there is a large backyard for us to enjoy.

When: Tuesday, August 13 - Thursday, August 15

We recommend people arrive late-morning or early afternoon on Tuesday; check-out will be by 11:00 am on Thursday.

What: Expertise Within Our professional development focus this year will be sharing the expertise from within our professional group (no outside speaker). Bring the topics and questions that are alive for you right now. We'll have several workshop sessions, where we'll focus on the topics you suggest in this form. We'll also have lots of informal time to chat, problem-solve, and discuss the joys and challenges of our work at this moment.

Cost: $230 - includes lodging and food

Unfortunately, we do not have plans to offer an online option this year, given the constraints of our space. If we end up being able to do so, we will update this form and let folks know!

Payment Methods: 

  • Use the buttons below.
  • To pay by check: Write the member's name in the memo line along with ‘PNW Retreat’ and mail it to: LREDA, 284 Hartford Ave, #1002, Bellingham, MA 02019.
  • Venmo: Use @LREDA-org. Look for the LREDA flame to ensure you have the correct link. If you use this option, email Juliet at admin@lreda.org to let her know.
  • Invoice: email Juliet at admin@lreda.org to request an invoice.

Celebrate, Develop, and Support

Mission Statement:

We are here to Celebrate, Develop, and Support Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators within the Pacific Northwest District.

Pacific Northwest (PNWD) Chapter includes congregations in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

Contact us at pacificnorthwest@lreda.org

pay chapter dues now for 2023-24

Note: To join a Chapter you must first be a member of LREDA. 

Join LREDA  HERE

We have a scaled dues structure, which recognizes the difference in financial means and professional budgets of religious educators working part- or full-time and a difference between new and longtime or credentialed religious educators. This helps to maintain equity and accessibility to the chapter for all, while also keeping our organization financially healthy and allowing us to continue our work.

Professional expenses for a religious educator should be about 10% of salary. Dues are calculated to be approximately 3% of your professional expenses. If your professional expenses aren't at the suggested level, or if your funds have already been budgeted for this year, please pay what seems appropriate for you. For our Canadian colleagues, please calculate your amount in US dollars then enter that in the custom amount field.

Pay Dues Here:

If you'd like to pay by check, mail it to: Liberal Religious Educators Association, 284 Hartford Ave, #1002, Bellingham, MA, 02019. Please make the check out to LREDA and write the name of the Religious Educator and PNWD Dues  in the memo section.

PNWD Mentor Program

Our mentor program is arranged by our Board Vice President, Amy Brock. Mentors are frequently requested by those who are newer in their position or are facing a particular challenge or new direction and would like extra support. If you have a need for a mentor, regardless if you are new or have been serving your congregation for a while, please fill out the Mentee Application Form and Amy will get in touch.

If you have been a religious educator for a while or have a particular skill you could share, we would be delighted if you would apply to be a mentor by filling in the Mentor Application Form. If you have any questions about the mentor program, please email Amy at pnwdlredaboard@gmail.com.

PNWD Chapter leadership:

Cluster Info:

In our Chapter, we offer 3 opportunities for monthly support and professional development. Any cluster meeting is open to any LREDA Chapter member. 

Current clusters are :

  • Willamette Valley Cluster
  • Puget Sound Cluster
  • Online Cluster

Chapter Expenses:

All expenses must be pre-approved. Use this FORM to claim Chapter expenses for reimbursement.  Once completed email it to the Chapter Treasurer / President for approval.