Board of Trustees

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 looking forward to her new 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 fellowship 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.

Christopher Thomson, a Scottish-born Néo-Québécois, has been an off-and-on Unitarian since high school in upstate New York. He has been a resident of Lachine since 1987 and active in the LUUC since 2014, member since 2015, Treasurer and Sunday Service Committee Chair since 2016. He particularly appreciates the strong sense of fellowship that this lay-led Congregation offers.

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: SARI KELEN
Sari Kelen has been a Unitarian all her life, at least since her parents joined the UCM in 1957! She enjoys being in LUUC's community, her second family, where she feels respected, liked and heard. She loves to sing in the Lakeshore Community Choir. This is her third year as a Board Director. She is looking after the Hospitality and the Social Action Committees. Coming from a family of five children, she likes being a part of a group, and values the fact that Unitarians are inclusive and open to different points of view. A former Kindergarten, FSL and music teacher, she uses her time now for oil painting (a member of AHA), playing the piano, biking, canoeing, swimming and cross-country skiing. She enjoys spending time with her sporty husband and two grown sons, seeing friends and family.

Director: 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.