Pocono Manor, PA – Participants of the second cohort of the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice gathered for three days by District over the course of three weekends in March.

This was a District-centric session, in that each District provided the faculty to engage the participants on the topics of best practices in evangelization and catechesis and had two sessions focusing on the structure, processes and governance as they pertain to the relationship between each District, the Region and finally the Institute.

The DENA Cohort of the John Johnston Institute for Lasallian Studies

Carol Soltys, academic dean at The San Miguel School of Providence in Rhode Island, attended the District of Eastern North America (DENA) session, which occurred March 15-17, in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania.

“Alan’s [Weyland, executive director for Mission and Ministry for DENA] presentation regarding the ‘Lasallian structure’ was interesting and informative. I didn’t realize there were so many positions involved in the organization and the many individuals that man them,” said Soltys. Maryann’s (Donohue-Lynch, associate executive director for Mission and Ministry for DENA) piece on evangelization was excellent. Maryann has a way of expressing herself in a joyous and prayerful way – she is a true teacher!”

For more on all of the Johnston Institute gatherings, visit the Region’s website >