southwest lreda chapter

Supporting religious educators in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, western Tennessee (Memphis area) and southern Missouri

Chapter Dues - $40 per year

Note: To join a Chapter you must first be a member of LREDA.

If you'd like to pay by check, mail it to: Liberal Religious Educators Association, 284 Hartford Ave, #1002, Bellingham, MA, 02019.

Please make the check out to LREDA and write the name of the Religious Educator and SW LREDA Dues in the memo section.

OWL Training in Dallas & Austin

Dallas OWL Training Aug 5-7

Registration for in-person OWL training in Dallas Aug. 5-7 (Fri-Sun) is now open! All three levels offered.* Register online at:
  • Early Bird Registration till May 20: $325
  • Regular Registration May21-July 25: $360
Need help or have questions? Email
*Levels offered: grs K-1/4-6, grs 7-9/10-12, Young Adult/Adult/Older Adult

Austin OWL Training Sept 16-18

Registration for in-person OWL training for 7th-9th and 10th-12th in Austin September 16-18 (Fri-Sun) is now open! 

Register online here

  • Early Bird Registration till July 15: $350
  • Regular Registration July 16-August 25: $375
  • Financial assistance is available.
  • Need help or have questions? Email

Chapter Leaders

  • Presiding Chair: Tim Atkins, First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City
  • Incoming Chair: Kelly Stokes, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin 
  • Treasurer: Hanna Kiely, Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi
  • Secretary: Allison Faber, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley

Clusters & Connections

SW LREDA supports clusters in the following areas:

We also meet via Zoom the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11 am Central. 

Special topic discussions take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 am Central also via Zoom.

For more information contact your Chapter Leaders at

Stay in touch

Here are some ways for SW members to stay in touch:

southwest lreda email list
SWUUC-RE listserv
Southwest Religious Educators' Facebook page


SW Chapter Members further the mission of LREDA by supporting, encouraging, and collaborating with one another.


Claiming Expenses:

Use this FORM to claim Chapter expenses for reimbursement. Once completed email it to the Chapter Treasurer / President for approval.