Kenenna Amuzie of San Miguel High School in Tucson, AZ and Joe Welling of Mullen High School in Denver, CO have been named the District of San Francisco New Orleans’ representatives to the Regional Council of Young Lasallians (RCYL). The appointments were made by Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, Visitor.
Kenenna Amuzie is Director of Immersions and Service at San Miguel High School, where she works to develop its service programs. She currently coordinates El Otro Lado (“the Other Side”) border immersion experiences, as well as the school’s Lasallian Youth. Kenenna also has served in college counseling. She is in her fourth year with San Miguel, having served the first two as a Lasallian Volunteer.
Joe Welling is Dean of Students and Cross Country Coach at Mullen High School. This is his first year as Dean, after having served as Student Life Director and English teacher. He also is a member of the District’s Lasallian Student Leadership (LSL) Curriculum Review and Planning Committee. Welling is in his eighth year in Catholic education and his fifth with Mullen.
The RCYL is charged with connecting the Region’s Young Lasallians (defined as those connected with the mission aged 16-35) by providing formation and education, as well as being a forum for exchange of ideas and the development of new initiatives. As Council members, Amuzie and Welling will serve as liaisons between the Council and the District on activities related to Young Lasallians, sharing information and providing support. They each will each serve three-year terms that begin this year.
Regarding the work of the RCYL, both new Council members see important connections between the Council and the Young Lasallian movement. Amuzie states, “Young Lasallians has a unique opportunity in helping to chart the course of the Lasallian Mission in the San Francisco New Orleans District. It plays an important role in the work of animating and inviting young people to become more involved in mission and grow into their Lasallian Vocation.”
Adds Welling, “Given St. La Salle’s affinity for working with the young, especially the poor,” he says, “the work of the Young Lasallian movement in the San Francisco New Orleans District is invaluable. Inviting and connecting Young Lasallians both to each other and to the mission in creative and significant ways will ensure that its work and charism will thrive for years to come.”