A message from the Rev. Nancy Bowen, District Executive, UUA Mountain Desert. Nancy also serves as Regional Lead for the UUA Pacific Western Region.

Dear friends in faith,

I write to invite you to consider Russell Lockwood Leadership School (RLLS) as part of your regular congregational leadership development and succession planning resources. 

The Mountain Desert District Board and the Steering Team for the Russell Lockwood Leadership School wish to open the school as a regional leadership school welcoming Unitarian Universalists from across the Pacific Western Region of the UUA.  Moving forward the school will move around the region, and include faculty and staff from all four districts (MDD, PNWD, PCD, PSWD). Russell Lockwood Leadership School will continue to offer excellent leadership development in a residential immersion setting that will deepen regional collaboration and represent the richness of the entire Pacific Western Region.

We hope you will send rising leaders from your congregation this summer and begin to think of RLLS as your annual opportunity for Unitarian Universalist adult leadership development and faith formation.  In summary:

  • Dates: Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 4:00 through Saturday, August 10, 2013 noon
  • Location:  Alta Lodge in Alta, UT just outside Salt Lake City
  • Tuition: $900 per participant includes accommodations, meals and program PLUS 
    • $350 per congregation to send up to four participants
  • For more information: Visit www.rlls.mdduua.org. Eventually this website will be migrated to the new website of the Pacific Western Region, www.pwruua.org.

Russell Lockwood Leadership School offers an integrated curriculum including a commitment to mission focused religious leadership, the centrality of worship and theology, and authentic pluralism as a shared strategy for building the beloved community within our congregations and in the world.  The week includes multi-media presentations, small group activities, worship and music, case studies and small group ministry, this year in the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.  While the schedule is demanding, it is consistently well reviewed by participants who come to a deeper awareness of  Unitarian Universalism and strategies expanding the values of our tradition.

Please join us this year to experience Russell Lockwood Leadership School for yourself. 


Rev. Nancy Bowen

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