Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council

The Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council (LSGC) is the body that works to encourage the lifelong journey of faith development, acts as the coordinating body of all religious education committees, serves as a resource to the Lifespan Spiritual Growth (LSG) staff, offers encouragement and support to volunteers, guides the direction of the RE programs, and ensures that the desires and mission of the congregation in the area of religious education are met.  Sub-committees include Our Whole Lives (human sexuality education program), Communications, Accessibility, and Adult Religious Education.  The council meets monthly, and is open to all.

2022-2023 members of the LSGC are:

Marty Bredeck, co-chair

Caroline Laise, co-chair

Claire Trivedi Brolin

Laurie Conner

Katherine Fogden

Anais Joubert

Sofia Meller

Jill Russo-Downey

Ann Richards, ex officio

Jim Kerr, ex officio

Lifespan Spiritual Growth Staff

The Director of Lifespan Spiritual Growth (DLSG) at Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church is Ann Richards.  She is a life-long Unitarian Universalist and credentialed religious educator who has served at MVUC since 2012. The DLSG’s responsibilities include working in concert with the LSGC to set goals for the LSG program and development of philosophy concerning religious growth and learning, manage the LSG budget, advocate for the LSG Program, oversee safety practices for LSG, oversee Sunday religious education classes for children and education classes and workshops for adults, participate in leading worship, and plan for celebrations and multigenerational events.  Ann will be on sabbatical beginning in January, 2023.

The Religious Education Assistant Jim Kerr has served Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church since 2004.   He supports teachers and leaders by coordinating registration and providing supplies for classes and activities.  He also maintains databases for program registrants, attendance, program history, as well as coordinating Multigenerational events such as Games Night and the Easter Egg Hunt.

Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council Charter

To read the LSGC Charter, click here. Most recently revised in 2016.