United Methodist Women

Rev. Dionne Boissiere, Mdiv., Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations with  co-Vice Presidents Myra Bowman (left) and Barb Trulson (right) at the Iowa Conference UMW Annual Meeting on October 5, 2019. Rev. Dionne was Iowa Conference’s national speaker at the 2019 Annual meeting

2021 Elected Leadership

Mission Coordinators: 

Committee on Nominations 


2019 Mission u Study Leaders: 1st row, l to r: Byung-Hwoon Lee, Linda Blazek-Garvin, Cheryl Weesner, Sofia Sandoval;
2nd row: Jenny Seylar, Lisa Koester, Lynn Calvert, Judy Marnin, Julie Nelson

Global United Methodist Women 

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.


  • United Methodist Women Spirit of God song PowerPoint
  • United Methodist Women Spirit of God song Harmony
  •  United Methodist Women Spirit of God Melody & Descant
  • United Methodist Women Purpose song PDF
  • United Methodist Women Purpose song PowerPoint 
  • United Methodist Women 149 Years PowerPoint


United Methodist Women are again offering grants to women in ministry, both laity and clergy, as well as local UMW units. These grants are possible through a generous gift from the Barbara Csomay estate. Barbara lived out our purpose and had a heart for education of women. In 2020 we were able to give over $42,000 in grants. Many of those grants were in response to urgent needs due to the Covid Pandemic. In 2021 we will give preference to new projects/programs that reflect our purpose to serve women, children and youth. However existing and/or on-going projects may also be considered. 

Applications need to be submitted by May 15th and grants will be announced in June. 2020 was an unusual year and grants were awarded as received. In 2021, grants will not be awarded until June.

If you would like to give a gift to this work, please send your check to our UMW Conference treasurer. Her name and address are on the application forms.  

We are excited to be offering these grants and honoring Barbara Csomay.