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July 16-19, Otterbein University

1 South Grove St, Westerville

Mission u is United Methodist Women’s premier educational event. It is offered in conferences around the country, and attended by more than 20,000 annually. In West Ohio, Mission u is a cooperative undertaking of United Methodist Women and the Conference United Methodist Church. It is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society, with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church, and provides an opportunity for all to grow in faith, hope, and love in action. Both members and non-members of UMW are encouraged to attend. CEU Credits for clergy and lay servants are available for participation in the complete four-day program. Contact the Certification Board for verification.

 

Mission u has something for everyone—adults, youth, and children; male or female. An immersive four-day program is offered, as well as a one day sampler. And there are age-appropriate programs and activities for youth and children, plus Spanish-speaking class sessions. We invite you to grow with us in learning and understanding the mission of the church through study, worship, music, fellowship, and prayer. Come join us for an experience like no other of learning and spiritual renewal. 

Mission u Leadership

Beth Vanoli, Mission u Dean; vanolibeth@gmail.com

Beth has served on the Mission u committee for the last seven years and considers this experience at Mission u to be a valuable part of her spiritual growth and development. She is involved in UMW leadership at the unit, district, and conference levels, as well as serving on various committees at her home church, St. Paul UMC in Dayton.

Rev. Don Wilson, Assistant Dean; don.wilsonpastor@aol.com
Don is pastor of Gaines UMC in Cincinnati. He has served full time in ministry for over two decades. He started his journey as a Mission Intern, and went on to ultimately becoming an Ordained Elder. Don has a great love for all of God's creation and people. Last year he was a very welcome and popular addition to our list of study leaders.