LREDA Professional Days at GA

Tuesday June 19 & Wednesday June 20  

LREDA Professional Day and Annual Meeting

Wednesday June 20 from 8:30 – 1:30 pm
Marriott East Tower, HIstoric Hotel Muehlebach

Colonial Room

Juana Bordas: Embracing a Life of Purpose and Sacred Service
These turbulent times urge us to embrace the mantle of service and to see it as a path to growing people’s potential. We are also called to work together to envision and build the compassionate and just society. Today this means supporting diversity by respecting each person’s individuality, culture, and background. Together we will explore Servant Leadership, an ageless form found in most spiritual traditions and honored in communities of color. We’ll learn collaborative and multicultural practices that will strengthen our ability to serve, build community, and infuse our lives with deeper meaning and purpose. (You must be registered for LREDA Professional Day and wear your LREDA name badge to attend. Non-registered members and friends may attend the business meeting. Email [email protected] to arrange to attend only the business meeting.)

Juana Bordas is a Nicaraguan-American community activist specializing in leadership development and diversity training. She is the founding President of the National Hispana Leadership and the bestseller author of “Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age.” In 2017 she was honored as one of most Influential Hispanics in America by the National Diversity Council.

Wednesday June 20th, Marriott, Colonial Room
8:30 am  Registration 

9:00 am  Welcome and Worship
9:30 am  Program
11:50 am  Break
12:00 pm Lunch and Business Meeting
1:30 pm Meeting ends
2:00 pm Berry Street Essay

Berry Street Essay with Rev. Dr. Meg Riley
2:00 pm Kansas City Convention Center

Rev. Dr. Meg Riley is Senior Minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). Her years of professional service have included directing the Unitarian Universalist Association's Youth Office, GLBT Office, Washington Office, and Advocacy and Witness Staff Group. The Berry Street Lecture is sponsored by the UU Ministers Association.

Good Officer Training (pre-approval required) Wednesday June 20, from 1:45-5:00 pm

An invitation from the UUMA:
"We welcome religious professionals to join our choir. The choir will sing in the Service of the Living Tradition. To register for Ministry Days use the code “guest” and indicate you will be singing in the choir." 

LREDA Professional Day Programming will be held in the Marriott Colonial
200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO

Registration $105, through June 1
Late Registration $125, June 2- June 8
Payment must be RECEIVED by June 8

Registration is not valid until funds are received. If mailing from outside the US please allow an extra week for the check to arrive. This web based system allows either credit card payment or printing of an invoice and mailing in a check payment. No cash, please. 

Note on LREDA membership: LREDA fiscal year spans July-June. If you would like to use remaining 2017-2018 professional expense budget funds for your LREDA membership, you may renew or complete your membership application with payment after March 31st to be counted toward the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Membership information here.

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.