Stephan Posner and the committee
introduced themselves and their work. This talented team worked hard and gave their best to bring their recommendation to the General Assembly.
They recognize that the timeline they were given was very tight and that communication sometimes lacking. They appreciate the high level of engagement of everyone involved.
They shared: a)
The Mandate Process:
- The Board approved the committee and gave them the authority to develop the Mandate and nominate the National Leader.
- The committee discerned using Jeremiah 29:11 to guide them.
- Questions were developed and shared with communities who gave a lot of thoughtful feedback.
- They reflected on the L'Arche vision and the L'Arche International Mandate 2017-2022.
- They sought to build on the good work and learning of the past 5 years while looking forward to where we want to be in 5 or 10 years.
The proposed Mandate calls L'Arche Canada to a “A time to embrace change to meet the challenges of our changing world.” It built on the directions of the International Mandate: Go Deeper, Go Out, Go within. c)
The nomination of the National Leader. The process led to the decision not to call Hollee Card as was announced in July. This remains painful and confusing for many members.
The committee received the names of many possible national leaders from which they narrowed the list to 6 names. They had good conversations with each, and one name emerged, Louis Pilotte
The committee had a second interview and then a third with the Board who also spoke with people who know of Louis's work as National Leader of L'Arche France and Director of Communications.
It was a thorough process and both the Committee and Board have confidence that Louis has the skills and experience of leading a national organization through major change with the desire to listen and learn with all in our diverse L'Arche in Canada. Louis Pilotte presented himself through a video. He could not attend the Assembly as he is currently in France to accompany one of his daughter who just gave birth.