A basic informational handbook for clergy spouses in the Iowa Conference: Click here for the web version or contact your district COSROW rep for a printed copy. This handbook was published in June 2010.
To contact the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Iowa Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women: 515-974-8900
Or contact your District representative:
Saturday May 6, 2017 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Iowa UMC Conference Center in Des Moines
Saturday October 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Iowa UMC Conference Center in Des Moines
The General Commission publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Flyer. You may contact them at www.gcsrw.org for a subscription.
The Ambassador Award recognizes individuals (non-COSROW members) who are committed to the full inclusion of women, especially those who are on the margins of the church and society, through one or more of the following ways:
The person selected to receive the Ambassador Award by the Iowa Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women for 2016 is Nitza Dovenspike of Indianola. Nitza has shown the attributes needed to receive this award through her work with the Spanish School for Lay Ministry, encouraging women and others to be part of this program; for her work with the Ecuentro Latino (Latino Encounter) in 2014; and her passion for ensuring that people of all races, sexes and faith backgrounds are served by the United Methodist Church.
Coming to the United States from Panama, Nitza has tirelessly served in many ways through the Iowa United Methodist Church in addition to her career in the insurance industry and caring for her family. She has been a pivotal leader for the Ecuentro Latino and the Spanish School for Lay Ministry with participants representing Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba and Puerto Rico. She also serves on the Connectional Council on Ministry (CCMC) as the secretary, the Central District Ministry Committee, and chairperson of the Hispanic/Latino Ministries Standing
Committee. While working with budgets and goals, she steers the conversation to the least and the lost. She truly has a passion for those that Christ would want us to serve.
Nitza is willing to serve through her vision as she equips, encourages, supports and teaches Latinos and others to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. She is a worthy recipient of the 2016
Nominations will be accepted until March 31 of the year under consideration. Any person or group may submit a nomination by sending a completed nomination form to your COSROW representative or to the Conference Center.
All members of Iowa COSROW serve on the selection committee. The Ambassador Award recipient will be recognized during Iowa Annual Conference.
The selection criteria:
For further information and nomination information please contact COSROW through your District Representative to COSROW.