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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 email us at email@example.com.
You can also contact your District representative below:
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 for 2018 from the Iowa Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women is Eileen McPherson. Eileen is being awarded the COSROW Ambassador Award posthumously.
Eileen had a passion for equality and justice for ALL of God’s children. She was involved in her local United Methodist Women at St. Marks, Iowa City. She was a catalyst for women through her involvement in United Methodist Women and in the Iowa Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Eileen helped monitor at Annual conference, raising awareness about the voices not being heard at the table and at the microphone.
Eileen, in true Eileen fashion, worked extremely hard to attend classes in both the Spanish Speaking and English School for Lay Ministry leading to her graduate with two certificates in 2017. Eileen was passionate about full minority inclusion. An inspiration and advocate for all voices to be heard in every level of the church and world.
One of Eileen’s greatest qualities was her encouragement of others. Eileen would always have a smile and a big hug waiting for you. She would speak strongly and boldly about what she believed, a true ambassador for us all.
Eileen died on September 28th 2017 after battling renal cancer. Eileen is loved and missed dearly by all who knew her. It is our hope as we present this award, that we will be inspired to carry on her work.
COSROW is receiving $1,500 this year to support their ministries as inclusive people of God reaching out to care for a hungering and hurting world. These funds are made possible with the apportionment gifts of the United Methodist churches of Iowa.
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.