Great West District UMW

This page contains information on the news, happenings, events and leadership information for the United Methodist Women of the Great West District.  

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2020 District Newsletters

District Events:

2020 Great West District Spring Event

"Let Your Light Shine!"

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Alliance UMC


Registration at 9:00 am MT. Pastor Gideon Achi will share about Water Wells in his native Nigeria. Each unit is asked to bring a candle or our newsletter for registration and more information about the day...welcome all!

2019 Great West District Spring Event Photo

UMW's 150th birthday was marked with a day-long celebration at the Great West District UMW's annual Spring Meeting, held last April in Imperial. Each attendee was given a 150th pin and in turn nearly $800 was donated to the UMW Legacy Fund. A giant birthday card was signed by all those present and a group photo was taken to commemorate the event, during which those who have been members of UMW for 50 years or more were also celebrated. LET'S HAVE ANOTHER GREAT TURN OUT IN 2020!

District Newsletters

2020 District Leadership

The following is information on the 2020 Great West District Leadership Team.  To contact one of the leadership team members click on their name.  This will allow you to email your inquiry directly to that person.


Kathi Yost

Vice President

Tina Kitt


Merrily Debusk


Joyce Bley

Journey in Faith (Spiritual Growth)

Bette Vette

Journey in Action (Social Action)

Laurie Stevens

Journey in Giving (Education and Interpretation) and Learning

Mickey Aruffo

Journey in Growth (Membership, Nurture and Outreach)

Vicky Brown

Secretary of Program Resources

Joann Schafer

Communications Coordinator


Chairperson of the Committee on Nominations

Karen Harford

Nominations Committee

Tessie Colby

Winnie Cooley

Nanette Faber

District Superintendent

Rev Cindy Karges

Conference Appointees/Officers in District

Lori Collins

Venedith Vargas

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