Mrs. Vicki Davis, the LWML Southern Illinois District President when I served as their district pastoral counselor, influenced and encouraged my involvement in LWML. Her support helped me to say “yes” to serving as a pastoral counselor on the zone, district, and national levels.
President Vicki kept the focus on the mission of the LWML, served with joy and conviction, and felt that the ministry of the LWML was important and vital. As I finished my last term, I could hear her whispering in my ear, “How are you going to continue to serve the LWML in the years ahead?” This inspired me for further service. I give thanks for the opportunity to serve under her leadership.
- Serving three zones in the LWML Southern Illinois District, including one term alongside my wife, Penny, the zone president at the time, which enabled us to work together to grow the zone;
- Learning the strengths and hearing stories of the women with whom I served;
- Realizing the ministry of the LWML reaches far, touching hearts and lives of women around the world; and
- Leading Bible studies, prayer and worship services, and attending rallies and retreats.