2018 Convention Report
To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and
ever. Amen. (I Timothy 1:17 ESV)
How blessed we were this past year to host our National WMCLB Convention! It was a delightful
weekend centered around the theme “Here We Stand: on Grace, as the Church, for the
World.” Women Experiencing Grace; Women in the Church and Women Reaching out to the World.
Sandy Christofferson shared the message of God’s Grace as it is seen in the ministry God has given
them in Taiwan.
Our 2017 fall retreat proved to be very refreshing and uplifting! We were encouraged and challenged
with Casey Baardson’s ministry around the theme, “Unfolding” based on Psalm 119:130. Our silent
auction was, once again, a highlight. It is our joy each year to gift the proceeds of this auction to our
CLB missionaries for Christmas.
Our Pastors’ Wives expressed their thanks to our Women’s Ministries for the refreshing retreat they
enjoyed in April of this year. Our ER Women’s Ministries Board gives a shout out to Catie Couch
(PW at Staten Island) for coordinating AND hosting this event! Thank you, Catie!
Now we look forward to our 2018 fall retreat. Ruth Vallevik will be speaking on the theme: “The King
and I” focusing on the Kingdom of God and what it means in our lives. We are excited about how the
retreat is taking shape and trust it will be an encouragement to all who attend.
This year has brought new leadership to our Eastern Region Board. We are trying something new! A
Co-President position with Cheri Anderson and Cindy Geraghty working together with Julie Sandin
(V. Pres); Alice Irizarry (Secy) and Lindsay Natale (Treas) to serve the women of our region. Our
desire and prayer is that we might provide growth opportunities and encouragement to all women we
minister to in our churches, communities and world. May we all continue to grow in the grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Lastly, a huge thank-you to Darci Hakvaag, for her leadership over the past years! Her joyful
willingness to serve and faithfulness have been a wonderful model for the rest of us! Thank you, Darci.
Cindy Geraghty and Cheri Anderson
Eastern Region Officers
Co-Presidents: Cheri Anderson & Cindy Geraghty
Vice President: Julie Sandin
Secretary: Alice Irizarry
Treasurer: Lindsay Natale
Fall 2018 Eastern Region Women's Retreat
When: November 2-4, 2018
Where: Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center,
Mt Bethel, PA
Speaker: Ruth Vallevik, DWM
"The King and I"