DIMWMW 33rd Annual Leadership Conference

By Body of Christ News

The Denver Interdenominational Ministers’ Wives & Ministers’ Widows (DIMWMW) hosted it’s 33rd Annual Leadership Conference and Luncheon on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Park Hill Golf Club. It drew an overflowing crowd of Sisters and Brothers from the community of churches. Dr. Ollie D. Barefield, who founded of this awesome event in 1983 would have been very proud of the participation. Her vision is to profile the work of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows in a culmination activity. It was done in an outstanding manner which ignited the Conference attendees.

The vision for this year’s Conference was the “New Face of The Titus Woman-Empowering Women in Ministry” Scripture foundation: Titus 2:3. There were 3 sessions for the morning period. Dr. Marilyn Chitman led with a focus on building committed leader and necessary tools needed for the journey. Dr. Sandra Powell led the session on”Sharpening our Spiritual Edge through the Word of God.” Dr. Odie Kennedy,1st Vice President & Dean of DIMWMW led a session on “Serving Through The Storms.”

Our Illustrious General Chairperson, Lady Aleina Phillips of The House Worship Center Church led with such greatness. “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable”, Psalms 145:3. Lady Aleina is a very new First Lady but She is not new to leadership in the home, church and business community.
Our 2017 Award Winners include:First Lady Awardee: Mrs. Thelma Johnson -Antioch Church of God In Christ; Random Acts of Kindness Awardee:Sister Myrtle Brame & Mrs.Barbara Small-Evans; Servant Awardee: Mrs. Gladys Brown Turnbough & Mrs. Gladys Campbell. Our Ollie D. Barefield Scholarship Awardee:Miss Djuan Powell of New Life Christian Fellowship.

Our special guest Mistress of Ceremonies for the luncheon was Pastor Anitha Jones, CO-Pastor of For His Glory Christian Fellowship, a Mighty Woman of God. She is a parent, businesswoman, author, poetess and certified Dream Mentor Life Coach.

Music plays an important role in our celebrations and Lady Marsha Wade Nichols, Lady Angela Faison & -Squizzy Taylor-DJ, blessed us with Praise Music & Singers from the community, who set the atmosphere for a spiritual experience you will never forget.

The keynote speakers were a unique team and New Face of The Titus Woman: Mother Selena Coburn and her Daughter-in Law and Love, Dr. Carla Coburn of Prince of Peace COGIC. They did a Stellar job with the theme. To God be The Glory!!!

In celebration of International Woman’s History Month we have through the years provided an opportunity for Women in Ministry & business to have a space at our conference. This year they included: Colorado Black Health Collaborative, Sickle Cell Association, Silver Sneakers Fitness, Arts and Wellness Cervical Cancer Prevention Ministries for Women’s Health. Our vendors were book Authors and Publishers: Dr. Delon Radebaugh & Dr. Cenece Dixon. Master’s Closet was a great hit with our church ladies.The decorations were beautifully done by ” Women of Character Ministries”a new business At the end of the day, we thank God for our Treasurer, Evangelist Gloria Alexander, Financial Secretaries Lady Rachel Hughes and Missionary Sharon Davis, who took care of Registration.

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