LCPC Parent Education Celebrates 40 Years

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with past and present members at Memorial Park. It was a festive all-day event with food, bounce houses, giveaways, a petting zoo, live music by PCH and face painting. Families from all four decades of Parent Ed gathered to reminisce and enjoy. The day began with worship in the park at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Jeff Hoffmeyer and the La Cañada Presbyterian music department with special remarks by Parent Ed Director Anne Bierling, who highlighted their 40th anniversary theme song “No Matter What” and theme verse from Nehemiah 8:10. Bierling also thanked longtime legacy contributors who were in attendance: founders Annie Latta Krach and Claudia Zentmyer, tenured teachers Jan Roberts and Nanette Brown, former directors Lois Harrison and Ginny Kelley, former administrative assistant Sandy Ravana, and Parent Ed 2019 “Shining Stars” Joanna Hurst and Lynne Graves as well as 2018 Shining Star Kathy Kovalcik. The event was chaired by Katie Enney and Debbie Barsom with help from the rest of the staff. For more information about classes, call (818) 790-6708, ext. 205, or for donating, visit
Jan Roberts, Parent Ed founder Annie Latta Krach, Sandy Ravana, Ginny Kelley and Anne Bierling
Nancy Washburn, Patrice Gibson, Sandy Ravana, former director Lois Harrison, Claudia Zentmyer, Jan Roberts, Annie Latta Krach and Britta Foshee
Board chair Maggie Mason, Shining Star Lynne Graves, Director Anne Bierling and event co-chairs Katie Enney and Debbie Barsom
Katie Enney (front row, from left), Vicki Rekedal, Paige Thatcher, Sloan Walsh, Barbara Stratte, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Paige Dunbar, Annie Latta Krach, Jan Roberts, Barb Barber, Pastor Chuck Osburn, Anne Bierling, Nanette Brown and Heather Henry. Middle row: Pastor Cindy Frost, Dorothy Chen, Melanie Frey, Lynne Graves, Joanna Hurst, Heather Ehrhart, Darby Pearson and Tracy Tobias. Back: Pastor Jeff Hoffmeyer, Debbie Barsom, Katrina Harbers, Claudia Zentmyer, Nancy Washburn, Sandy Ravana, Monica Skeehan, Kristin Leucht and Jana Van Dyck.
Shinning Stars Lynne Graves and Joanna Hurst
Richie Myers, Eric Larin and Eddie Myers
Co-chairs Karie Enney and Debbie Barsom
Anne Bierling with Julyus Chandra who donated Ben & Jerry’s
Donors Carrie Grochow and Cristina Kelly
Lois Harrison and Anne Bierling
Kim Orlowski, Pastor Cindy Frost and Jenny and Frank Pass
Paige Thatcher (front row, from left), Barbara Stratte, Amanda Baughman, Paige Dunbar, Maggie Mason, Jan Roberts and Darby Pearson. Middle row: Katie Enney, Vicki Redekal, Dorothy Chen, Lynne Graves, Monica Skeehan, Nanette Brown and Parent Ed Director Anne Bierling. Back: Sloan Walsh, Katrina Harbers, Melanie Frey, Debbie Barsom, Heather Ehrhart, Jana Van Dyck and Tracy Tobias.