Board of Directors
Each year in April, half of the Board of Directors is elected for a two-year term starting at the end of the Annual General Meeting held in the third week of June. In even years, the President, Secretary and one Director are elected; in odd years, the Vice President, Treasurer and one Director.
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President: IRENE HAUSKNOST
Irene Hausknost has been attending services with her daughters, Ariel and Brianne, over the last five years and became a member three years ago. An active member of the Lakeshore Community Choir, Irene is drawn to the warm and friendly environment that is the LUUC community. Irene’s other main personal interest is the Girl Guides. She has been an active Guider for the last six years and counting, mentoring young girls aged 9-12 years in learning about themselves and their potential roles within their own communities. Irene is enjoying the challenges and responsibilities as President.
Vice-President: PAUL SULLIVAN
Paul is a longtime member of the Lakeshore congregation. Born a Universalist in upstate New York, he continued his membership with the Church of the Larger Fellowship as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile. He joined the west island congregation over 30 years ago and has served in several capacities as he believes that people in this community and in the world at large are looking for a home to share their feelings about justice and equality.
Treasurer: CHRISTOPHER THOMSON
Christopher Thomson, a Scottish-born Néo-Québécois, has been an off-and-on Unitarian since high school in the 1960s in Rochester, New York. He has been a resident of Québec since 1970 (Lachine since 1987) and active in the Lakeshore UU Congregation since 2014 (Treasurer since 2016). He particularly appreciates the strong sense of fellowship that this lay-led Congregation offers.
Secretary: SUSAN CZARNOCKI
Susan discovered UUs while at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. When she and her husband, Bohdan, moved to Lachine 1n 1991, they learned about LUUC, and eventually joined. Bohdan designed the “flaming chalice sailboat” that is the LUUC logo. Susan has served in a number of positions on the Board. She is focused on bringing the UU message of radical inclusiveness and respect for the web of life to a beleagured and fearful world.
Director A: ROB LUTES
Rob Lutes is a Maritimer who has brought his award-winning singer-song-writer skills to Montreal. He and his wife have two children and the whole family plays a large role in the LUUC community.
Director B: PETER ABBOTT
Peter found Unitarianism at the Unitarian Church of Montreal in 1954. Now living in Beaconsfield, he and his wife Dori enjoy the membership and friendship in LUUC. The freedom of different opinions in harmony with Unitarian principles creates positive thoughts and action for social affairs.