The Board of Trustees Election Process

The Board of Trustees governs the United States Association of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGSUSA). The Board of CGSUSA has eight trustees, each of whom is elected for a three-year term. A board member acts as a sponsor, ambassador, fund raiser, and consultant for the Association. Members prayerfully consider if they or someone they know would be a good candidate for the board. To help with this process, the current board has put together information regarding expertise sought on the board at this time as well as expected responsibilities of board members.

The 2023 Annual Meeting Announced

The United States Association of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will hold the 2023 Annual Meeting online on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. EST. There will be an election of Board members at the Annual Meeting.
The Board of CGSUSA currently has seven trustees, each of whom is elected for a three-year term. This year, members will elect three trustees as we expand our board to eight members. The first term of both Elizabeth Burghart and Erin Miller expires this year. Elizabeth has chosen to run for her second term. She currently serves as Chair of the Extraordinary Form Committee and the Orthodox Committee. Erin has decided not to run for re-election. We thank her for her generous and diligent service as Board Secretary, Chair of the Methodist Committee, and member of the Governance, Tina Lillig Memorial Committee, and Executive Committee.

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We believe God and the child have a unique relationship with one another. Children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship. The growth of this relationship is assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child.

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What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was born from the joy of the children’s encounter with God. It has been observed that children of the same developmental stage, even those from widely varying cultural backgrounds, respond to elements of the Christian message in the same way.

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