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

LREDA was proud to welcome the Rev. Deanna Vandiver as our 2017 Professional Day speaker.  


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

The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal is founded and grounded in the values of Unitarian Universalism.  This organization has been engaged in praxis experiential relational learning for over a decade and has lots of stories, dreams, and actions to share. 

Unitarian Universalism is a faith that calls us to speak and live on the prophetic edge of what is and what is possible in the co-creation of beloved community.  Religious Educators are powerful catalysts for systems change.  

The Reverend Deanna Vandiver serves as a Co-Director of the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal.  The Center’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice through activism, community engagement, and transformational learning. www.celsjr.org In 2012, she was ordained by all three congregations of the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalist cluster and serves as a GNOUU Community Minister for the cluster.  www.gnouu.org Rev. Vandiver is grateful for the net that works, the love of friends and family, and to be co-creating a world transformed by the power of equity and compassion.

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.