by Peggy Hahn, LEAD Executive Director
LEAD is becoming a stand-alone nonprofit organization. This shift comes with deep gratitude to the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA for birthing LEAD. Building on their investment and vision, LEAD has created a leadership network for the whole church. WE LOVE THIS KIND OF EXPERIMENT!
What does this mean for you?
Three big changes:
- NEW STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT FOR January 2020. We are taking a faithful leap forward by adding Pastor Louise Johnson to our staff. She is particularly passionate about how leaders and faith communities grow in their capacity to reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ to a world longing to hear.
Louise will bring significant gifts to LEAD in innovation and new program development. She has a long track record of successful work in leading organizations in the practices of discernment, visioning, and planning. She brings the wisdom of experience, the heart of a fellow traveler, and a deep trust in the power of the Spirit to the practice of leadership. She is a skilled workshop leader, teacher, and mentor particularly in the area of adaptive leadership. Learn more about Louise.
- You can expect our existing services and resources to grow deeper, wider, and richer as we apply the action research we have gathered as a learning organization. You will benefit from all the learning and advice you (and others) have shared with us in the last seven years. Stay tuned!
- You can expect to be asked to invest. We need some serious financial support to take this leap. We need you to dig deep and make an investment in your own learning as together we share in God’s vision.
The essence of the church is a community gathered and sent from the table and from the waters of baptism, practicing faith life together.
The essence of LEAD is to reflect and act out of the baptismal waters, following the prophetic call of the Holy Spirit, so that our neighbors feel included at the table as we grow in deep, bold, consequential faith.
As our vision expands, please grow with us.