Religious Education Credentialing

Religious Education Credentialing is a UUA program that recognizes religious education as a profession and supports and fosters those people in religious education. By documenting education and work experience, a religious educator is awarded a credential in one of three levels: Associate, Credentialed, and Master. This program provides a comprehensive path towards professionalism and a deeper understanding of our Unitarian Universalist values. Those receiving a credential realize and accept leadership in religious education and an understanding of professional standards. For more information about the program (including how to get started) visit the UUA's website

LREDA Supports Credentialing

LREDA supports the credentialing program and encourages religious educators to participate through a variety of programs and practices. 

Scholarships

LREDA provides scholarship assistance for education and trainings for those in the credentialing program. The initial funds for these scholarships were granted to LREDA by the UUA from Association Sunday Funds designated for professional organizations in 2011. Scholarship applications are accepted ONLY from Oct. 1-Nov. 15 and during the month of February. Please read about scholarship priority and policies before you fill out the application. Please find the scholarship application here. 

Mentors

To support the religious educator in the program, LREDA trains and matches mentors who hold monthly meetings with the credentialing candidates. These relationships are an invaluable part of the process of discerning one's call to religious education. Go here for more information about the mentoring program.

Celebrating Credentialed Religious Educators

Recognizing what an accomplishment receiving a credential is, each newly credentialed religious educator is honored annually during the LREDA Fall Conference. In addition, every attempt is made to honor the newly credentialed in their home congregation, with greetings and a gift from LREDA. LREDA also provided a grant to Sara Cloe, Credentialed Religious Educator, to create worship services (with homilies, responsive readings and liturgies) for congregations: Services of Celebration for a Newly Credentialed Religious Educator.

Credentialed Religious Educators

Religious Education Credentialing is a UUA program that recognizes religious education as a profession and supports and fosters those people in religious education. By documenting education and work experience, a religious educator is awarded a credential in one of three levels: Associate, Credentialed, and Master. Those receiving a credential realize and accept leadership in religious education and an understanding of professional standards. 

LREDA supports the credentialing program and encourages religious educators to participate. To support the religious educator in the program, LREDA trains and matches mentors who hold monthly meetings with the credentialing candidates. These relationships are an invaluable part of the process of discerning one's call to religious education. 

LREDA also provides scholarship assistance for education and trainings for those in the credentialing program.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL

Atkins, Tim
Baptista, Julian
Berry, Brenda
Casebolt, Beth
Dunn, Connie
Freud, Carolyn
Grimes, Liz
Harrison, Ann
Hauser, Aisha
Havlik, Beth
Hoyle, Deanna
Irvin, John
Jannsch, Heidi
Johns, Chris
Keller, Debbi
Kline, Beth
Ness, Correna
Pollina, Chris
Randall, Amy
Richard, Ann
Stevens, Laura
Strauss, Lauren
Volkersz, Linda
Wapinski-Mooradian, Jennifer

 

CREDENTIALED LEVEL


Alden, Sparrow
Aschenberg, Beryl
Austin, Starr
Beck, Tracy
Bishop, Michelle
Carpenter, Kathleen
Carpman, Katy
Cartwright, Cathy
Chagnon, Tryst
Cloe, Sara
Cripe, Jamaine
Dallas, Martha
Donaldson, Juliet
Duncan, Joyce
Durland-Jones, Leia
Farmer Loya, Catherine
Gartner, Jan
Gonzalez, Sarah
Goodbread, Connie
Halperin, Jennifer
Heier, Andrea
Honey Youngblood, Teresa
Hunt, Lynn
Infante, Pat
Irikura, Beth
Jensen, Sonja
Johnson, Ashley
Kadlecek, Ann
Kahn, Pat
Kahn-Greene, Sadie
Lewis, Indigo
LoBracco, Karen
MacKinnon, Melissa
Mason, Kim
McAdoo, Jennifer
McKenzie-Creech, Michelle
Melvin, Diane
Nelson, Linnea
Olson, Meredith
Peterson, Austen
Pistole, Thomas
Popp, Amy
Porter, Greta
Praeger, Irene
Principe, Anne
Pugh, Robin
Purcell, Leah
Regan, Dana
Richard-Hammock, Layne
Richards, Michelle
Richards, Ann
Roberts, Rich
Rogers, Jonathan
Ruyle, Jeanette
Ryan, Nathan
Sarahs-Borchelt, Dawn Star
Schuh, Sheila
Scott, Annie
Sherman, Benette
Slaw, Robin
Smith, Kathy
Springer, Alice
Stevenson, Kathy
Sweeney, Kim
Tyler, Julia
VanDeusen, Eleanor
Weaver, Linda
Westall, Halcyon
Wiant, Jean
Worley, Laura
Zagaeski, Debra
Zaugg, Joyce

 

MASTER LEVEL

Antelis-Nykolak, Susan
Barker, Ann
Bethea, Anna
Bishop, Helen
Brown, Gaia
Ceskava, Eva
Combs-Morgan, Nancy
Darr, Betsy
Devor, Jan
Fafarman, Melissa
Farrell, Gabrielle
Fenimore, Natalie
Fisk, Karen
Forsyth-Vail, Gail
Frediani, Judith
Greve, Barb
Grove, Michele
Horn, Barry
Howell, Pam
Kahn, Pat
Kridler, Patricia
Lewis, Sara
MacFarlane, Carol
Malm, Julie
Moulton, Frances
Phillabaum, Sheri
Poole, Bobbie
Porter, Julie
Richards, Michelle
Rogers, Tandi
Sarahs-Borchelt, Dawn Star
Scheffler, Tandy
Smith-Sykes, Ellie
Whisenhunt, Mindy
Withers, Patti

 

















Updated April 2017