United Methodist Women is the largest faith-based women's organization in the world, with more than 800,000 members across the country. In West Ohio, we boast more than 12,000 United Methodist Women who are dedicated to our purpose. Our elected board of directors sets policy for the organization and guides members in their work to carry out the group’s goals and expectations. 

Jeanne Long, President

Jeanne is a retired educator (elementary music teacher and counselor) who has found new passions in working with environmental and economic justice issues through United Methodist Women. She has held leadership positions at local, district, conference, and jurisdiction levels of UMW as well as Mission u. Jeanne is a member of Cheviot UMC and United Methodist Women in the Ohio River Valley District. She works part time in a department store and has an adult son.

Marilee Hill, Secretary

Beth Vanoli, Mission Coordinator

Beth is a member of St.Paul UMC in the Miami Valley District. United Methodist Women is a valuable part of Beth's spiritual growth and development. She served the Miami Valley District UMW as secretary before becoming president in 2014, and is currently Vice President of the local unit at St. Paul. Her passion for mission extends across the city of Dayton as she serves on the board at Wesley Community Center. In 2012, Beth became an ambassador for the General Board of Church and Society's initiative "Healthy Families, Healthy Planet."

Mary is a member of Worthington UMC in the Capitol Area North District. She has been an active member of the UMW since 2001, serving at the local level as circle leader, communications coordinator, program coordinator, and six years as president. She also served as the district communications coordinator for three years, and is presently the communications coordinator of mission u.

Denise is a member of Gaines United Methodist Church in the Ohio River Valley District. She has been active in United Methodist Women for many years, and previously served as district secretary.

Bev is a member of Christ UMC in Newark. After joining Christ UMC, she immediately became active and served on various committees. She is currently the local UMW Treasurer. Bev has served as Capitol Area South District Treasurer from 2012-2018. Bev is retired, and she thanks the Lord for the plan that He continues ot have for her in serving United Methodist Women.

Becky is a retired elementary school teacher and retired church administrative assistant. Through UMW and Mission u, she has felt a real connection with God’s work locally, nationally and world-wide. She served as president, secretary, ways & means, program resources and education & interpretation coordinator in her local unit at Aldersgate UMC in Huber Heights, OH. In the Miami Valley District, she worked on nominations and communications, and as secretary. She now attends Delta UMC in the Maumee Watershed District.


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United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through  participation in the global ministries of the church.







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around the world.