• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Leadership & Staff

    Executive Committee
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries' executive committee is comprised of 10 nationally-elected officers who serve 3-year terms on the board. Our organization benefits from the leadership of these volunteers who are committed to the mission and purpose of American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries, and who have expertise in needed areas, demonstrate teamwork, and help financially support the organization’s mission. Women interested in serving as a national officer are encouraged to complete and submit a Application for National Positions Form.

    2018-19 National Executive Committee
    (Click on each name below to read the member's bio.)
    Lori Hill
    — President
    Colleen Charsky —  Treasurer
    Rev. Frances Bryant-Lowery — Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls
    Rev. Yana J. C. Pagán — Coordinator of Young Adult Women's Ministries
    Deneen Ray— Coordinator of AB GIRLS
    Rachel Price — AB GIRLS Convenor
    Nola Crooks — Coordinator of Events
    Jackie Arnold — Coordinator of Western Section
    Rosalyce Grubbs — Coordinator of Midwestern Section
    Joanne Strauss — Coordinator of Eastern Section

    2018-19 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS
    The national leadership team of AB GIRLS is comprised of four teen girls and two adults who oversee our organization's ministry with girls. For more information about the national leadership team, click here.

    Deneen Ray — Coordinator of AB GIRLS
    Rachel Price — AB GIRLS Convenor
    Grady Nun Tha Iang — Promotions Coordinator
    Mahsha Jarvis — Missions Coordinator
    Phwe Aung — Events Coordinator

    Young Adult Women's Ministries Advisory Team (YAWMAT)
    The recently-formed young adult women’s ministries advisory team serves with our young adult women’s ministries coordinator to envision AB Women’s Ministries outreach and support for young adult women. Women interested in volunteering their gifts and skills by serving on the YAWMAT should complete the YAWMAT application form.

    Rev. Yana J. C. Pagán
    Jessica Jenkins
    Jami Robertson
    September Schaffer

    Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain — Executive Director — gina.jacobs-strain@abwomensministries.org
    TBA — Associate Executive Director
    Wendy Clemmer — Project/Business Manager — wendy.clemmer@abwomensministries.org

    Po Box 851 · Valley Forge, PA · 19482-0851
    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwministries.org