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

    2022 Shine the Light Award Recipient

    American Baptist Women's Ministries announces that Ms. Winona Hauge of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Shine the Light Award.

    The Shine the Light Award, established by American Baptist Women's Ministries, recognizes women who serve as outstanding light-bearers for Christ. The award highlights a specific ministry project or projects that best demonstrate how the individual or group receiving the award has spread the light of Christ through their congregation, their community, or the world; it highlights creativity and collaboration in ministry.

    Ms. Hauge was described as "a woman of faith and has been a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for over forty years." Among her many noteworthy ministry endeavors, Ms. Hauge co-chairs the health ministry at her church. Through her leadership, her church began a collaborative effort to develop a COVID Partnership Outreach Initiative, culminating in successfully vaccinating over 3,500 members of the community! Winona also volunteers as a driver to deliver meals to seniors and other insecure populations. In addition, she has been a member of the Bible Study Fellowship Program for over 30 years, and in the last six years, she has served as a group leader.

    In addition to her Christian service, Ms. Hauge previously served as a US Public Health Service Officer, a manager at Fred Hutch Cancer Center, and a Manager of Social Work at the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic.

    Ms. Hauge will be presented with the 2022 Shine the Light Award at the 2022 Annual Meeting on July 23, 2022, at 1:30 PM. The Annual Meeting is a part of the Women and Girls Conference, July 22-24, 2022, held virtually and in King of Prussia, PA.

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