Leaders: Rev. Helen Zidowecki (Augusta, ME);
Susan Hollister (Devon, PA); Diana Dorroh (Baton
Steve Becker (Seattle, WA); Walter LeFlore (Stow,
MA). Scroll down for full bios.
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CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Becker has been involved with small group ministry
since 2003 in the Seattle, Washington area, where
he has offered facilitator training, served as a
member of the Theme Team, and has facilitated a
group for persons with special needs. His special
interest is developing topics for covenant groups.
He is the Vice-President for the Small Group Ministry
Network Board of Directors. Steve lives in Seattle.
Dorroh, Program Director, and Rev. Steve Crump
have led the Baton Rouge program since its beginning
in 1999. That program now has 200 participants.
She participated in several workshops organized
by Rev. Bob Hill, when he was District Executive
of the Southwest District. Her special interest
is in using small group ministry to strengthen and
grow congregations. She currently serves as volunteer
staff at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. Diana
is President for the Small Group Network Board.
Hollister has been a Unitarian Universalist
for 27 years and is a member of Main Line Unitarian
Church in Devon, PA. She helped launch Small Group
Ministry at MLUC and is past coordinator of the
Program. She co-facilitates a group, assists the
current coordinators, and serves on the session
writing team. Susan promotes small group ministry
as an ideal way for newcomers to meet people and
make connections. Susan is the Treasurer for the
Small Group Ministry Network Board.
LeFlore is a third year seminary student at
Andover Newton Theological School. He's focused
on enhancing spiritual development and building
authentic communities, using the SGM process. He
has over twenty years experience using small group
process as an organization consultant and as a facilitator
in the SGM program at First Parish Stow/Acton, MA.
Walter is on the Small Group Ministry Board.
Helen Zidowecki has been involved with Small
Group Ministry for 10 years. She is a member of
the Augusta congregation, where she is a facilitator
and on the Topics Committee. Her special interest
is Small Group Ministry in Lifespan Faith Development,
and smaller congregations. She was the Program Consultant,
Northeast District, until July 2007. She leads workshops
and writes materials on Small Group Ministry. Helen
resides in Litchfield, ME. She is secretary for
the Small Group Ministry Network.
leaders may be added. Conference participants
will be involved in the facilitation of the Small
Group Ministry Sessions throughout the week.
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