Community, Connection and What Really Matters

Sunday, August 28 – 1 pm PT, 2 pm MT, 3 pm CT, 4 pm ET, 5 pm AT

A Religious Educator for 40 years, and recipient of the UUA MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education, this is Lynn’s Odyssey address, reflecting on her years of service, lessons learned and experiences to pass on to others.

Lynn Sabourin Biography: Lynn Sabourin was the Director of Religious Education at North Shore Unitarian Church for 40 years,
retiring in June 2021. She has been passionate about the work, having also been involved as a
Renaissance facilitator, a mentor in the Religious Education Credentialing Program and as a Good Officer
for CUURE (Canadian Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators). She had wonderful support starting
out in the PNWD where she served on the District Religious Education Committee as a member and as
chair. She hopes to extend that support to others on this path. Lynn was born and raised in North
Vancouver, British Columbia, and so is very much rooted in this community. She is a strong believer in
good public education having started her career in the public school system. She and her husband,
Doug, have three adult sons, now in their thirties and forties and four grandchildren. Her family has
enjoyed attending Eliot Institute UU camps in Seabeck, Washington, since 1989. Lynn has held many
staff roles including Children’s Program Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Dean. As a committed
Unitarian Universalist, Lynn has been involved in various social justice issues and volunteer roles in the