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We are seeking a Community Leader in L'Arche Cork (Ireland)

We are seeking a Community Leader in L'Arche Cork (Ireland)

In Ireland, L'Arche is both an intentional community and a registered charity providing housing and support for adults with learning disabilities in a variety of settings, from family-style shared houses, to independent living in sheltered accommodation.  Founded in the Ireland in 1978, we now have 4 Communities, Kilkenny Cork, Dublin and Belfast.

L’Arche Cork was founded in 1985. It has 5 houses, and a day service. There are 21 adults who have an intellectual disability living in the community and more who attend the Day Services. There are employed and volunteer members, and FAS participants of the community. It is registered with HIQA.

We are seeking a Community Leader in L'Arche Cork (Ireland)

Please see the advert description here

(Closing Date for receipt of applications is 16th October 2017)


News from Mexico

The communities of Mexico, Haïti and Dominican Republic are fine !

After the earthquake, the community of L'Arche in Mexico is fine.
We were also informed that our communities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti were spared hurricanes

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Community of Betzata Awarded Order for Merits to Lithuania

Community of Betzata Awarded Order for Merits to Lithuania

On July 5th the community leader of Betzata (Lithuania), Rimantas Ramonas, was awarded with an Order of Merits. President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskait handed in one of the most prominent state awards, usually presented for popularizing Lithuania in culture, science, business, health, social security, sports and other spheres.  

During the acceptance ceremony, R. Ramonas emphasized that the award belongs to the community: “I would like to thank people with disabilities, assistants, friends, volunteers, board members, founders, supporters, priests, neighbors and everyone, who contributed or contributes to making Betzata community what it is today. I humbly accept the award as an incentive. Thank you for your trust in Betzata Community!” 


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Federation Council (IFC)

Federation Council (IFC)

The Federation Council is a place to take counsel on the progress of the Mandate of the Federation at mid-term. It allows for new emerging themes to be articulated.

 


Patrick Fontaine
International Leader, since Atlanta, 2012

Experience in L'Arche: Patrick joined L'Arche La Merci, Cognac, France, in 1979, with his wife, Monique and their family, eventually spending ten years as community leader. He has worked with L'Arche International since 1998, first as Coordinator of the Zone of Southern Europe and the Middle East. For a year and a half before June 2012, he was responsible for the Delegate Coordinators, i.e. the people who supported L’Arche in countries where there were just one or two pioneer communities.

Professional Experience: Patrick is a Doctor of Medicine, and has worked both as a General Practitioner and specialist in acupuncture.


Eileen Glass
Vice -International Leader, since Atlanta, 2012

Experience in L'Arche: Eileen first joined L'Arche Winnipeg, Canada, in 1974, as a house assistant, and later was invited to become house coordinator. On returning to her native Australia, she was instrumental in founding L'Arche, as well as Faith and Light. Her roles have included community leadership (Canberra), Regional Coordinator for Australia, and Zone Coordinator for Asia West Pacific, as well as Formation and Publicity for L'Arche in Australia.

Professional Experience: Eileen with a BA and a Diploma in Education, and Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama, spent several years teaching in Melbourne, Australia. Following her formation in Spiritual Direction, Eileen has led many retreats within and beyond L'Arche. Between 2002 and 2012, she supervised students at the Australian Catholic University, training to be Spiritual Directors.


Alison Lindsay Cross
Chair of the International Stewardship Board since June 2012

 

Experience in L'Arche: In 1990, I joined a fundraising committee for L'Arche Cork, Ireland, then Local Committee as member and then Chair, National Committee as member and then Chair. Later, I became the Chair of the Zone of Northern Europe. For the last few years, I have been on the International Structures Committee and also on the Board of the local committee in Dublin.

 

Professional experiences: I am a lawyer by profession, and currently judge of the Circuit Court practising in Dublin.


John Anton

USA


Experience in L'Arche: John is from L’Arche Irenicon community. He is a passionate advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.  He has volunteered over the past 4 years for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in Boston, where he researches legislation.


 

Vanessa Henry

USA


Experience in L'Arche: Vanessa came to L’Arche Irenicon in January 2009. It was clear that Vanessa had a heart for L’Arche, and she was hired as a live-out assistant.  She has served as Head of House, and took on the role of Community Coordinator six months ago. Vanessa is committed to respecting and appreciating diversity, and passionate about learning and teaching.  She is also proud of her “homes” and her friends with and without disabilities.


Grace Le Chevallier

USA


Experience in L'Arche: Grace began her immersion into L’Arche in 2008 as a Jesuit Volunteer at L’Arche Mobile. In 2009, Grace became a live-in assistant in L’Arche Portland. After living in L’Arche for two years, Grace left her role in daily life and became an active volunteer. Grace returned to L’Arche in January of 2014 as the Operator of L’Arche Portland. As a member of the Community Leadership Team, the Operator / Licensing Coordinator shares responsibility for the overall growth and direction of L’Arche Portland. Specifically, the Operator / Licensing Coordinator ensures provision of quality care for core members, provides training and support for assistants, and ensures compliance with state licensing requirements.

Grace enjoys hiking, cooking, laughing at her own jokes, and singing.


Richard Keagan Bull

United Kingdom

 

Experience in L'Arche: I have been a member of L’Arche Lambeth for 7 years.
I represent L’Arche Lambeth at the L’Arche UK Speaking Group.  There are 9 members, one from each Community in the UK. I have been the Chair of the Group since it started.

 


Brian Kelly

United Kingdom

 

Experience in L'Arche: Brian has been community leader of L’Arche Preston for the last three years, a role he currently combines with being HR Coordinator of L’Arche UK. Prior to roles in L’Arche he worked in senior positions with another NGO in UK and overseas.

 


Holly Hiles

United Kingdom

 

Experience in L'Arche: Holly is a member of L’Arche Inverness in Scotland and currently carries the role of Houses’ Co-ordinator.

 

 


Alain Ouedraogo

Canada

 

Experience in L'Arche: Alain Ouedraogo, born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I studied sociology, nursing and special needs education in Switzerland, whilst working in a Camphill community.  Afterwards, I immigrated to Quebec. At L’Arche in Montreal, I was a community home assistant, as my family was still in my country. Then I became house leader and coordinator of human resources. I am currently leader of the L’Arche Montreal community.

 

I am married to Angella and we have three children.


Duncan Alexander Chute

Canada

 

Experience in L'Arche: My first home was Marymount; there I’ve met some of my first friends here in L’Arche community. It was April 1992. For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been to the Columbia University where I’ve learned more about computers, and finally graduated February of this year. I really like my job, it helps me to keep busy, and at the same time I can avail a free theatre show that I sometimes do during my leisure day with some friends. Once a week I also go to the YMCA gym and do some work outs. I am also a member of the Kinsmen organization here in Calgary chapter. It’s a great blessing for me to be a part of the L’Arche community, which I consider now as my home.


Céline Innocent

France

 

Experience in L'Arche: Céline is 29 years old and arrived at L’Arche in 2004. She is a member of the Val Fleuri community home where she has a studio. She takes part in the Committee which encourages the participation of people with a disability in community life, and she organises the community meeting with the community leader. She works at ESAT [Place of assisted employment for those with a disability] in the Crafts division and she is President of the ESAT Social Life Council. All this is thanks in part to her participation in the Federation meeting in Atlanta, where she interviewed with the communication team.


Anne Colas

France

 

Experience in L'Arche: I am 32 years old and I have been with L’Arche for 10 years (seven years in Lyon where I held different roles, and then the past three years in Grenoble, where I have been community leader).

 

Professional Experience: I studied psychology and then trained as a special needs teacher.
I am married to Benjamin and we have a little 5-month-old girl, Marine.


Philippe Roudaut

France

 

Experience in L'Arche: Philippe Roudaut is 35 years old.  He is married to Antoinette. After 10 years experience in various socio-medical roles and training in special needs education at the Auteuil Foundation, he joined the L’Arche community in Brest in 2009, as Day Activities Leader. His participation in the GA in Atlanta showed him the international dimension of L’Arche and stirred up his interest in dedicating himself to the work of the Federation Council.


Françoise Uylenbroeck

Belgium

 

Experience in L'Arche: Françoise (Chica), Belgian, single, at L’Arche for 35 years, 20 of which were spent in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Education: Master in Economics
Today she is an assistant in the Cana home in L’Arche Brussels, and in charge of the Celebration Commission.


Anja T’Kindt

Belgium

 

Experience in L'Arche: I am living-in assistant in L’Arche since 2000. After one year at Trosly and 10 years in L’Arche Antwerp, since 1.5 years I helped to start the new community in Gent as community leader. I love improvisations-games and playing with puppets. I like to go out with the people with disabilities to festivals, church activities and other L’Arche communities. I am always very interested in other communities to see how they live the mission. I can witness that L’Arche International is a great support for long term members (as me) and new communities (like us).


Sidonie Tomaschitz

Germany-Austria

 

Experience in L'Arche: My name is Sidonie Tomaschitz. I’m 39 years old.
I started my journey in L’Arche as a volunteer. After this year, I was assistant and leader of the Workshop When I completed my studies of education science in 2007, I became house leader in the second house in St. Jodok. It’s still my role.  During my years in L’Arche I discovered more and more the hospitality and the openness of the Core members. I’m still fascinated by the history and the journey of L’Arche.


Piotr Suppan

Poland

 

Experience in L'Arche: Piotr has been associated with a Faith and Light community in Wroclaw since he was young.  Since 2003, he has lived in the L’Arche Wroclaw T?cza (rainbow) house. During the day, he works in the “Muminki” ceramics workshop.

 


Wojciech Frontczak

Poland

 

Experience in L'Arche: Wojciech has been associated with L’Arche since 1995; from 1995 to 1996, he was assistant at Cuise la Motte (France). He is currently President of the Board of L’Arche Wroclaw.

 

Professional Experience: Professionally, he is head of the administration department of the University of  Medicine in Wroclaw .He is married with two children. 

 


Patsi McDonnell

Ireland

 

Experience in L'Arche: I have been working in L’Arche Dublin since May 2006. I came initially to work as an Admin person/ Secretary, gradually took on a more financial/admin role. Presently my role is evolving more around Community, a role that will be a response to the need to take ownership of the Cty, to building and maintaining relationships, remembering that ‘Love’ is at the heart of what we do and reminding people of that. My big passions are music and people!


Angela Burchill

Ireland

 

Experience in L'Arche: I am from Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland. I live in L’Arche since 1985. I work in Mayfield Art Centre 5 years. I make Holy pictures. I show my art around Cork city and abroad. I also work in Centra shop, cleaning. I live in An Cuan, one of the L’Arche Houses. I have 6 sisters and 1 brother. My hobbies are cooking and art and crafts. I like travelling and I like spending and shopping.


Heike Czichos

Switzerland

 

Experience in L'Arche: I’ve been Community leader in L’Arche Im Nauen (Switzerland) since almost 4 years, community member since 6 years. To be part of the General Assembly in Atlanta was a great experience and it would be a pleasure to come together again and to compare notes concerning our mission.

 

Professional Experience: I studied special education in Germany. I’m 31 years old, German.


Anne Walsh

Australia

 

Experience in L'Arche: Anne Walsh has been a member of the Genesaret Community (L’Arche Canberra, Australia) since 1982.

 

Professional Experience: Anne works at Calvary John James Hospital (Little Company of Mary) as a Cater and loves it! She is the only person with a disability to be employed as a Cater in the hospital.


Claire Lawler

Australia

 

Experience in L'Arche: Claire has been a member of L’Arche since 1984. Claire has been part of many communities in Australia and she is the Deputy National Leader. Currently she is supporting the Sydney Community as Community Leader while they complete a discernment process.

 


Soney

India

 

Experience in L'Arche: Soney, who attended the IGA in Atlanta was the ex-community leader for L’Arche Asha Niketan Bangalore for a period of two and half years. He has been in L’Arche for 24 years and served at different capacities in the community. At present he is the work coordinator and responsible for the formation programme in Asha Niketan Bangalore.

 


Bohdan Senyk

Ukraine

 

Experience in L'Arche: Bohdan Senyk lives in Lviv, Ukraine with his family. He loves travelling, nature and working at the farm. He is especially fond of animals and takes good care of them. He has 3 guinea pigs at home. Bohdan works at L’Arche workshop “Nazareth” from its beginning and especially likes to make candles. He has a gift of seeing beauty in people and is a master of compliments!


Oksana Mahura

Ukraine

 

Experience in L'Arche: She has been Community leader of L’Arche-Kovcheh community in Lviv, Ukraine since 2012. In 1993-1996 she lived in L’Arche Lambeth community (London, England).

 

Before coming to L’Arche she studied pharmacy. Oksana likes nature and herbs.

 


Pere Domenech

Spain

 

Experience in L'Arche: My name is Pere Domenech, I am 45 years old and I have three children with my wife Naomi.  We live in the El Rusc Community in Catalonia, Spain. I am community leader, and L’Arche is one of the best things to have happened to my life.

 


Hervé Le Roux

Slovenia

 

Experience in L'Arche: 15 years ago, I didn’t see the meaning of my life. Luckily, I met Le Caillou Blanc, L’Arche Community in France. My life changed. Among the core members, I felt welcome. Since a few years, I have been working at the wood Workshop in Barka Slovenia.

 

I am married and we are expecting our 3rd child.


Maurice Muthiga

Kenya

 

Experience in L'Arche: I encountered L’Arche while working with St. Martin CSA, a community faith-based organization that supports people with different vulnerabilities in 2006.
I have been involved in L’Arche Kenya since its foundation stage in 2008, initially as a friend and a member of the founding committee when I was still working in St. Martin.
I am currently the community leader of L’Arche Kenya, a role to which I was called in January 2010.


Patricia Paludi

Argentina

 

Experience in L'Arche: Occupational Therapist by profession, she worked in the area of mental health, gerontology and intellectual disabilities for several years before knowing about L’Arche. In 2008, she joined El Arca Argentina, as Head of the Workshop and since 2011 she has accepted the role of Community Leader. She is an active member of the disability network of the province where the Community is located. Her participation to the IGA Atlanta was an experience that ticked her bond of belonging to L’Arche.


Daniel Guerrero

Argentina

 

Experience in L'Arche: Daniel was part of a craft workshop for people with disabilities in a parish of Buenos Aires. There he met a group of people eager to found L’Arche in Argentina. Daniel began to join the group for reflection, looking for a place to open the home, and when he found it, he joyfully informed the news to the group saying «I found the house to found L’Arche». Daniel is member of the “board of core members”.


Ghada Touma

Syria

 

Experience in L'Arche: I worked in an embassy for a long time, before committing myself to L’Arche in 2010. I was called as the leader of the Alsafina community. Our community is located in Damascus, we live right now with the events that affect our country.

 

I am married to Freddy, we have two children of 29 and 31 years old.


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