Lisa Walls


Melissa Schropp

Our Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) program will be in very capable, experienced hands in the coming year.  Lisa Walls and Melissa Schropp have accepted the roles as Contracted Co-Coordinators of this vitally important area of our community’s life.

Both Lisa and Melissa are longtime members of the Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte who have deep experience with and investment in this program.  Both have had children come through all phases and have volunteered in many ways.  They have provided leadership of our program as we’ve found our way through the pandemic and to our return to 234*.

Now, in their new roles, we are entrusting the entire professional oversight of CYRE to them.  They’ll work collaboratively to recruit, plan, lead and evaluate and will enable us to expand what we can offer our kids from nursery through high school.

Lisa and Melissa will be supported in their work by our Office Administrator, Belinda Parry.  Belinda also has significant professional experience in CYRE and will be contributing her insights and organizational capacities as we rebuild this program.

Please join in congratulating Lisa Walls and Melissa Schropp, in thanking them for their deep commitment to our community, and in supporting them in the coming year.  They’ll be relying on extensive volunteer involvement; please respond “yes” when they offer you an opportunity to be involved.

Our CYRE program is in great hands!  We look forward to an exciting year together.