La Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) Parent Education kicked off its 43rd year at its annual Team Retreat at Daniela Kim’s home in La Cañada. The retreat, led by Director, Anne Bierling, brought together Staff, the Volunteer Board, and the Ministry Support Team to plan for the year ahead, using Isaiah 43:19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” as their guiding theme. The 2021 – 2022 Parent Education Team includes fifteen staff members, nine volunteer board members, and seven volunteers who serve on the Ministry Support Team.
Parent Education Staff Members include Anne Bierling (Porter Ranch), Amanda Baughman (Alhambra), Nanette Brown (Dana Point), Paula Giboney (La Crescenta), Jennifer Gordon (La Cañada), Jina Khachik (La Crescenta), Daniela Kim (La Cañada), Ellen Mackle (Los Angeles), Sarah Montes (Altadena), Vicki Rekedal (Altadena), Katy Riddell (Los Angeles), Jan Roberts (La Cañada), Sandy Lee Schaupp (Los Angeles), Jana Van Dyck (Sylmar), and Sloan Walsh (Altadena).
Volunteer Board Members who fundraise and host special events for Parent Education are Board Chair Debbie Barsom (La Cañada), Ashley Barrett (La Cañada), Stephanie Ferguson (Altadena), Cristina Kelly (La Cañada), Carrie Kingston (La Cañada), Grace Lee (La Cañada), Charlotte Miller (Santa Clarita), Amber Gerhardt-Serrano (La Cañada), and Monica Skeehan (Glendale).
Ministry Support Team Members are all former board members who serve as an advisory council: Melanie Frey (La Cañada), Lynne Graves (La Cañada), Katrina Harbers (La Crescenta), Kathy Kovalcik (La Cañada). The Elder Liaison who represents Parent Education on the LCPC Session is Katrina Harbers.
About LCPC Parent Education
If you have a child or grandchild 0-18 years old, LCPC Parent Education has a class for you! To sign up for a class or experience a FREE LCPC class, go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented or call 818-790-6708 x 205. Parent Ed offers fifteen daytime classes that meet weekly September through May and attract participants from over twenty different cities. Parent Ed also has a new online class with parents participating from all over the country. Parent Express evening classes are also available. Scholarships and payment plans available online. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada, CA.