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Change in the Leadership of Women's Ministries in the South German Union

Change in the Leadership of Women's Ministries in the South German Union

Photo: WM SDV From left to right: Angelika Pfaller, Barbara Mahler, Daniela Canedo and Brigitte Grohrock

Years of Service recognized

March 19, 2020

On March 14,2020, we bid farewell to two leaders of the Women's Ministries department at Conference level during the LevelPlus training weekend.
Since the summer of 2012, Barbara Mahler has been the leader of Women's Ministries for the Bavarian Conference(BYV). At her own request, she now ended her service on February 29, 2020. During the past 7 ½ years, in addition to her full-time employment in a company, she has been an empathetic contact person for the concerns of women of all age groups. She organized and carried out events such as women's weekend retreats, meetings, Girls4Christ days. With an information booth she was represented at national youth events and conferences. As far as possible she was supported by her team. Barbara came to women's breakfast meetings as a speaker and advised groups who wanted to start women's ministries in their church district. How will it continue in Bavaria? Unfortunately there is no new leader in sight for the time being.
There is also a change in the Mid Rhine Conference (MRV) in the Women’s Ministries Department. Brigitte Grohrock, who has led the women's department of the MRV since August 1, 2014, will also end her ministry for women at her own request on March 31, 2020. District Sabbaths, meetings and weekend retreats for women, contacts with women in the congregations as well as the support of local groups were a part of her work, which always gave her joy and which she enriched with her pleasant manner. Girls4Christ is also part of the women's department. Brigitte also served beyond the borders of the conference as a speaker at the continuing education seminars of the Women's Ministries Department of the North German and South German Unions.

As of April 1, 2020 Daniela Canedo has now provisionally been appointed leader of the Women's Ministries department. Full of joy and new ideas, she is looking forward to starting this new task. Dany is also assistant to the executive board in the office of the Mid Rhine Conference. She is also known from various programs on Hope Channel, such as "Ungeschminkt" and "Wertvoll".

To Barbara and Brigitte I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for their great commitment, which, in addition to their marginal employment, they have also contributed to a large extent on a voluntary basis. Thank you for the the time we spent together on this path.
I wish Dany a wealth of ideas and a good start in her new job.
The Lord bless the three of you on every new path.

Angelika Pfaller, WM Director for the South German Union

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