Wisconsin United Methodist Women Annual Gathering Now Virtual Event

There have been many challenges for all of us this year.  Due to Covid-19, it was determined that an in-person Annual Gathering was not feasible.  A virtual Annual Gathering with the theme "Walking in the Light:  United for Justice" will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 2020 from 9 am- noon. 

Worship will be led by Keri Olson with the theme: "Feel the Light. Be the Light. (Lessons from COVID-19)." The message will conclude with a prayer for light. The keynote speaker will be Judith Siaba.  Her message will be:  Justice for our Neighbors:  Immigration. There will be a short break between the keynote speaker and the business meeting. There will not be a program booklet this year. Schedule for the day and items for the business meeting are posted at WisconsinUMW.org. Pictures and short bios for the speakers are below.

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Keri Olson is an inspirational author, speaker and blogger. She is an active member of the Baraboo First United Methodist Church, where she currently serves as the chairperson of the administrative council. She follows in her late mother's footsteps as a member of the United Methodist Women.

Judith Siaba is a lifelong Methodist/United Methodist whose passion is seeking and advocating for God's justice for ALL people.

Judy was mentored by many women in the Northern Illinois Conference and the North Central Jurisdiction, who helped her to develop her leadership skills and discover her gifts for mission. This led her to serve on the national level of Women's Division of UMW, including service as national vice-president of UMW. During these same years Judy served as Conference Secretary of Global Ministries and was later elected as a director of the General Board of Global Ministries, where she first heard about Justice For Our Neighbors. Prior to becoming Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, she served as Aurora District Lay Leader. Judy served seven years on the board of Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors, including the last two years as board president.