LCPC Parent Education Makes Donation to Young Life Capernaum

LCPC Associate Pastor Chuck Osburn, Parent Ed Treasurer Monica Skeehan, PE Assistant Director Amanda Baughman, PE Director Anne Bierling, YLC Director Amy Nielson, PE Instructor Vicki Rekedal
Photo by Cody BLAIR

Through the generosity of attendees and supporters at the Feb. 28 LCPC Parent Education Gala, Young Life Capernaum, Greater Pasadena received $8,855 as the event’s charity honoree. YLC works with intellectually and developmentally disabled teens and young adults. Its mission is to create spaces of belonging for Capernaum students through faith-based fun and adventure while developing friendships, challenging their limits and building self-esteem.

Those with a family member who would be blessed by Young Life Capernaum, or anyone interested in volunteer opportunities, can contact Amy Neilson at To learn more about Young Life Capernaum’s ministry, visit its website at

Throughout the year, Parent Ed has helped support Friday night YLC activities including the YLC prom in May.

Anne Bierling, executive director of LCPC Parent Education, said of the partnership, “It has been our deep honor to support Young Life Capernaum through our 10% gala tithe, providing resources for parents through the Erskine Compassion Memorial and volunteerism by our board.”

Anyone interested in supporting families in need, can direct donations to the Cathy and Christopher Erskine Compassion Memorial Fund at This memorial was established in 2018 in honor of Cathy and Christopher Erskine to support and encourage individuals and families in need.

Entering its 45th year of helping families thrive, Parent Ed offers classes for parents and grandparents of babies to young adults. Currently, Parent Ed offers 19 classes including two online options and three Parent Express classes that meet in the evening. The reputable program provides quality education, friendships and community. The program attracts over 500 participants from a 30-mile radius. Visit for class listings, staff bios and online registration. Scholarships, payment plans and affordable childcare are available.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada.