L’Arche Frederick Maryland, Inc. is excited to announce Ms. Megan
Guzman has accepted the position as their first Community Leader. She
holds dual degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from
St. Joseph's University with a minor in Faith-Justice Studies. Megan
joined L'Arche Greater Washington DC in 2007 and has served in a
number of leadership roles, most recently as Training Coordinator.
Megan is originally from Silver Spring, MD. She is overjoyed to move to
Frederick with her husband, Enrique, and their two young children.
Who We Are
The L'Arche Frederick Project came together in 2008 with dreams of founding a L'Arche community --a place of belonging where persons with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities share life in a community. Trusting in God, accompanied by L'Arche USA, and overseen by a local Board of Directors - we have developed relationships with friends and supporters throughout Frederick County, especially seeking those who need and want a community like L'Arche. We have explored local needs, reviewed services currenty available, determined a model for our community and created traditions of monthly celebrations for those with and without disabilities.
Please watch our video below for more information.
"All L'Arche communities experience a discernment process to determine the vision of the community for the next three to five years. Once the vision has been developed, a mandate is meant to provide a road map for leaders of the community to bring about the vision as determined by the decernment process. As a new L'Arche community, we have developed our founding mandate, which will provide guidance to our community leader and board over the next three years."
Meet our Board of Directors
Jeanne Kuhn, Chairman
Krista Davisson, Secretary
Patricia O'Connor, Treasurer
Jose Rector, Member-at-Large
Pamela Zusi, Member-at-Large
Bill Derbyshire, Member-at-Large