Guild of Interim Religious Educators
GIRE Consultants and Coaching is an arm of the Guild of Interim Religious Educators.
Andrea Perry Lerner retired as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Central East Region in 2019. She served as the District Executive for the Metro New York District for 9 years, and spent 4 years as the Program Consultant. Andrea is a graduate of Penn State University and attended graduate school in psychology at Fordham University. Before joining the UUA District Staff, she served three congregations, ranging in size from 250 to 700 members, as Director of Religious Education and also served as a mentor to several religious educators from small congregations. She served on the board of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and on LREDA’s Professional Standards Task Force and its Integrity Team, which worked to dismantle institutional racism and oppression. Andrea is also well-known for her use of social networking to relentlessly promote Unitarian Universalism. Friend her on Facebook or look for her on twitter at @RelentlesslyUU.