Your Leaders

 

 

Frpicture-701-1451416452ancis Beaumier

I grew up in Milwaukee, WI and currently live with my boyfriend in De Pere, WI. I have been following DYAC since 2012 and became actively involved after the 2013 convention in Minnesota. I sheepishly admit that I’ve only officially joined Dignity in August 2015. I’m employed at the Brown County Library as an IT Librarian and am also pursuing a Masters in Liberal Studies. I sing in two choirs and am on the cantor rotation at my Catholic parish. I’ve also recently joined the facilitator rotation for the local lay-led MCC Church. Aside from these two examples of leadership, I took a class on Servant Leadership in the fall of 2014 as part of my Masters program. I’m excited at the opportunity to take my participation in DYAC to the next level.

 

Kpicture-731-1451613106enneth Dowling

I have been a member of Dignity USA since joining Dignity/Washington in 2011 and attending our conventions in Minneapolis (2013) and Seattle (2015). I have been a member of DYAC since our retreats in Newark (2012) and DC (2014). Over 4 years at D/W I wore many hats: Secretary of the Board, Executive C ommittee member, Liturgy Committee member, PR Committee member, Young Adult Group liaison, acolyte, Eucharistic minister, and lector. My volunteering in these capacities at D/W multiplied our young adult presence and deepened young adult members’ investment in a community made vibrant again. This fall, I am starting a PhD in Clinical Psychology in northern California and I hope to research the effect of religion on LGBT mental health. I hope to bring some of my academic interests and my chapter-growing skills and ideas to DYAC leadership.