United Methodist Women of the North Central Jurisdiction
Quadrennial Event - 2024
2016-20 Leadership Team
President - Northern Illinois -
Rita L. Smith
Rita is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has held numerous positions in her conference and with UMW. Her favorite scripture is: "Let you light shine before others..and glorify your Father in heaven."
Treasurer - Illinois Great Rivers -
Peggy grew up in the Methodist Church. Peggy has served in various UMW positions on local, district and conference Leadership Teams as well as in her local circle. She is married and has 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren and is a retired teacher. She lives on a farm near Hudson, Illinois.
Nominations committee member - Michigan Area -
Member of UMW for over 25 years. Serving in various roles, for local, district and conference. Very active in Mission work at my local church for over 30 years. Always helping out at different shelter for needy, and homeless family. Have one daughter and four grandsons who keep me busy. Retired from AT&T after 33 years.
Nominations committee member - Wisconsin -
Kady had always been an active United Methodist since her youth and became active in UMW after her marriage and moved to Milwaukee from New Jersey in 1989. Today, she continues to be an active UMW in her local unit, District, Conference. She also served as a Women’s Division Director from 2000-2008. According to her, it is not just her ability to serve God, but her availability that she makes to serve Him. She sees herself as a product of UMW and continues to tell her story about how much United Methodist Women has made an impact on her faith journey.
Nominations committee member - East Ohio -
Cynthia is a member of Celebration United Methodist Church in Euclid, OH. I serve as Worship Leader, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator, Certified Lay Servant, and Choir Member. In 2019, I was a Study Leader for Mission u. I am a retired School Counselor from the Cleveland Municipal School District. My interests are singing, gardening and travel. I am married to Leslie Rose Jr. for the past 37 years. We have two adult children - Isalene Amelia Heard and Carl Rose. We have one grandchild, Christopher.