Ten women from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) will be among more than 100 participants attending the Lasallian Global Women’s Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand, July 16-19. Brother Edward Phelan, FSC, Auxiliary Visitor for the District of Eastern North America (DENA), will also attend.
The RELAN women who will be in attendance, are:
- Tina Bonacci, Counselor/Administrator, La Salle High School, Pasadena, CA
- Alannah Boyle, Student, Peace Studies and Theology, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
- Lauren Davenport, Assistant Director of Retreats/Instructor of Religious Studies, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, California
- Maryann Donohue-Lynch, Associate Executive Director, Office for Mission and Ministry, DENA, Eatontown, New Jersey, Follow Maryann’s blog (right column) >
- Lori Dressel, Community Director, La Salle Manor Retreat Center, Plano, Illinois
- Jacquie Martin, Lasallian Volunteer, 15-17, first year Lasallian Scholar, Manhattan College
- Haley Rennison, Student, Peace Studies and Theology, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois
- Pamela Jean Thompson, Sales and Marketing Manager, Professor’s Choice, Saint Mary’s Press, Winona, Minnesota, Follow PJ’s blog >
- Emily Vogel, Campus Minister, De La Salle Institute, Chicago, Illinois
- Mary Wilby Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The gathering, themed “Lasallian women as change makers,” has the following goals:
1. Recognize the distinct role and identity of women in the mission, especially as catalysts of change.
2. Raise awareness that women are critical to enabling the achievement of mission goals and are essential to the future sustainability of the mission.
3. Empower Lasallian women to have a confident collective voice.
4. Develop ongoing relationships that support association between women, and provide opportunities for mutual growth and support.
5. Promote the Lasallian vocation as a desirable and accessible option for young women and girls.