The 2009 Women’s Leadership Summit kicked off Friday night at the Ayres Hotel in Seal Beach, Calif. Early arrivals gathered for dinner at a local restaurant (above). It also provided an opportunity for participants to get acquainted with one another.
The theme for the weekend is Paths to Plentiful Grace, or how to get from being a follower to being a leader, and how to help followers become leaders.
After a session on leadership principles led by Chery Boehm, Grace Brethren pastor’s wife Teressa Pierce spoke about the recent journey God had brought their family through. Her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Pierce, was diagnosed with brain tumor shortly after giving birth to her first child in early 2007. Teressa shared principles God had taught her throughout the process.
The Summit is sponsored by Women of Grace USA and open to all women in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Chery Boehm is the coordinator for the event.
The gathering is designed to offer women the opportunity to process leadership development with others who serve in similar ministries through vital interactions and intentional guided discussions.