This 8th annual DENA Women’s Retreat will be a time for conversation, reflection, music, laughter, prayer and community building. Lasallian Women will consider how we use our agency and voice to bring light to situations of darkness on our communities, our families, our world and ourselves. We will celebrate the work of women in our global Lasallian family that are torchbearers.
Women’s Retreat Presenters
Christine (2018) and Elissa (2015) are both recipients of the District’s Distinguished Lasallian Educator of the Year Award which they received at the annual RELAN Huether Conference.
Christine Bridges Estes
Christine graduated from Stonehill College with degrees in English and Religious Studies. She holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and has been a high school teacher and campus minister. Currently she serves as Assistant Director of Service Immersions and Social Justice Initiatives at Providence College, RI.
Elissa Pensa Cerros
Elissa graduated from New York University with an MA in Theater and Media. She has ministered at La Salle Academy since 2000 as a Theater, Film and Video Production teacher, as Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer/Technical Director for the La Salle Players, and, for a number of those years, as Director of Arts Alive! Elissa was instrumental in establishing the Young Lasallian movement in RELAN and served on the International Council of Young Lasallians.