The LEAD Mission Council (LMC) acts as an advisory body to the District Council and the Brother Visitor. During the 3rd LEAD Chapter (April 2019) and the 31st District Council meeting (July 2019), several LEAD goals and key priority plans (KPPs) were assigned to the newly appointed Chairman of the District Mission Council, now referred to as the LMC. Under the LEAD goal "to revitalize the Lasallian Mission in LEAD by renewing existing institutions and opening new educational ministries for the poor always keeping in mind the growth of the entire District and the contributions of the Lasallian Partners and Brothers in each", the LMC was assigned several key priority programs, among them was to "ensure functional Lasallian mission councils in each sector. "One of the proposed roles of the LMC is to be "responsible for coordinating and collaborating with the Sector Mission Councils (or its equivalent body) in the District."
Taking guide and inspiration from the DC resolutions, the LMC has adapted several broad goals: (1) to revitalize and renew existing Lasallian education ministries in the District and (2) to study prevailing realities and discover emerging needs, especially those for the young and most in need. LMC also seeks to formulate and implement plans and programs that will benefit educational ministries and institutions in the LEAD and enable them to work together as one District.
During the succeeding District Council meetings (DC32 in Jan 2020), the LMC was formally created and the following were appointed as members by the Brother Visitor: Mr. Paul Tam (HK), Br. Fermin Martinez FSC (JP), Ms. Coreen Paul (MA), Ms. Christine Soe Hlaing (MM), Mr. Edgar Chua (PH), Mr. Jay Gervasio (PH, LMC Chair), Br. Lawrence Humphrey FSC (SG) and Mr. John Chakrin Poopirom (TH). Following the resignation of Mr. Poopirom, a new LMC member was appointed by the Brother Visitor. Br. Matthew Thawatchai Chumkhamta was appointed on Dec 2, 2020 as the newest LMC member. Since its inception, Mr. Jay Gervasio serves as the LMC Chairman.
And during its first inaugural meeting (June 2020), the LMC proposed several projects, aimed primarily at Lasallian learners and educators that will bring together schools and the Lasallian family in the District.
In the most recent DC36 (August 2020), additional tasks were assigned to the LMC, to help popularize the Institute Documents on LMMFP, the Integrity Criteria, and the Declaration.
In the performance of their role to revitalize and renew our District, and on behalf of the Brother Visitor, we make this appeal for assistance and support from sector leaders and key stakeholders of our Lasallian Family to be actively involved and participate fully in the projects of the LMC and LEAD.
On May 15, 2021, Ms. Coreen Paul was nominated and appointed as LMC Chairperson, considered a historic appointment to serve as the first female partner to head the District mission council. This was followed by the appointment of Ms. Fritzie De Vera to represent the Philippines from June 2021 to May 2023.
The LEAD Mission Council Members
Ms. Coreen Paul
Malaysia - Chair
Mr. Jay Gervasio
Br. Fermin Martinez FSC
Ms. Christine Soe Hlaing
Br. Larry Humphrey FSC
Mr. Paul Tam
Ms. Fritzie de Vera
Br. Matthew Thawatchai Chumkhamta FSC
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LMC Webinars and Conference
JULY 7 to AUGUST 25, 2021
LEAD WOMEN - Emotionally Healthy Woman
JUNE 19, 2021 and JULY 24, 2021
The LEAD Mission Council (LMC) is organizing an online conference titled LEAD MINDS which is aimed at educators (teachers and academic administrators) in LEAD.
JANUARY 23 - MARCH 6, 2021
L.I.V.E. LEAD: LEAD Refresh Zoom Conference
A formation and volunteer development program for young Lasallians of East Asia District. This year’s theme of LIVE LEAD is LEAD Refresh: Young Lasallians working towards Recovery, Resilience and Renewal of the Lasallian Mission. Also as the District celebrates its 10th year anniversary, this gathering of young Lasallians in LEAD signifies their renewal of commitment to be at the forefront of change and action towards social transformation.
December 10, 2020
LEAD CARES Webinar 2: Our Educational Mission and It’s Vitality
How Lasallian educators and administrators can strengthen their identity and respond to significant challenges whilst being true to our Lasallian heritage.
December 9, 2020
LEAD CARES Webinar 1: Moving Ahead in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty
A guide to how we can move ahead and an opportunity to know, understand and learn how fellow Lasallian institutions are managing.