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One of the arms of the UPCI is Ladies Ministries. Ladies Ministries is an exciting, vibrant ministry made up of women across North America. We have sister groups around the world who work faithfully and untiringly for the sake of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own and other lands.

It is exciting to know that God included a place in the body for women and that we have been given freedom to work in the various missions and ministries for which we have a burden.

TEAM

OUR TEAM

One of the arms of the UPCI is Ladies Ministries. Ladies Ministries is an exciting, vibrant ministry made up of women across North America. We have sister groups around the world who work faithfully and untiringly for the sake of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own and other lands.

It is exciting to know that God included a place in the body for women and that we have been given freedom to work in the various missions and ministries for which we have a burden.

Ladies Ministries Presidents District Ladies Ministries Presidents

  • Teri Bertram, Alabama

    Cathy Bagwill, Alaska-Yukon

    Debbie Akers, Arizona

    Ashlea Ison, Arkansas

    Julie Long, Atlantic

    Darla Dillon, British Columbia

    Brenda Chacon, Southern California

    Karen Thunder, Canadian Plains

    Jane Fortaleza, Central Canadian

    Sharon Turpin, Colorado

    Dionna Dibble, Connecticut

    Lois Mitchell, Florida

    Pam Hodge, Georgia

    Debbie Sanders, Hawaii

    Patricia Hampton, Idaho

    Rhonda Burk, Illinois

    Valerie Carter, Indiana

    Bonnie Chance, Iowa

    Cathy Conn, Kansas

    Mary Browning, Kentucky

    Karen Weber, Louisiana

    Jackie Little, Maine

    Alice Wright, Maryland-DC

    Elaine Farmer, Massachusetts-Rhode Island

    Jerusha McGee, Michigan

    Sandra Lear, Minnesota

    Teresa Davis, Mississippi

    Joann Thornton, Missouri

    Angela Showalter, Nebraska

    Melinda McAllister, New Hampshire-Vermont

    Belinda A. White, North Central Jersey

    Gina Miller, New Jersey-Delaware

    Angelene Wahler, New York

    Hazel Mitchell, New York Metro

    Wanda Chavis, North Carolina

    Melea Boles, North Dakota

    Sharon Cole, Nova Scotia

    Christine Stark, Ohio

    Cindy Hart, Oklahoma

    Sherie O’Donnell, Ontario

    Rachel Sparks, Oregon

    Debbie Cluster, Pennsylvania

    Liane Grant, Quebec

    Raquel Guerrero, Rocky Mountain

    Nilah Gann, South Carolina

    Bethany Peters, South Dakota

    Dellona Johnson, Tennessee

    Diane Green, Texas

    Donna Myre, Texas North

    Vicki Simoneaux, Texas South

    Cassie Huslage, Texas South Central

    Lucy Garcia, Texico

    Donna Linville, Virginia

    Sarah Seagraves, Washington

    Patty Zimmerman, West Virginia/Western Maryland

    Stephanie McDonald, Western

    Barbara Hilderbrand, Wisconsin

Ladies Ministries Staff

Ladies Ministries President

Linda Gleason

Ladies Ministries President

Linda Gleason became president in 2016.  She has served Ladies Ministries for over forty years in various capacities. She first served as district secretary and then president in the Oregon District and for eleven years as general secretary of Ladies Ministries International. Linda brings with her a wealth of experience in all the work of Ladies Ministries. She is a sought-after speaker for ladies’ conferences nationwide and has ministered in several foreign countries as well. Linda’s husband, Gary Gleason, has served in numerous offices of the United Pentecostal Church. She is the blessed mother of four children and grandmother of four. Linda Gleason will continue to work for the good of Ladies Ministries.

Ladies Ministries Secretary

Jane Buford

Ladies Ministries Secretary

Jane Buford, former executive assistant for Ladies Ministries, now steps into the more rigorous role as general secretary of Ladies Ministries. Jane has availed herself of the detailed history of Ladies Ministries. She represents Ladies Ministries well in whatever capacity she is needed. Jane is married to P. Daniel Buford who is an associate editor for the United Pentecostal Church International. They have two sons, Brandon/Brianne Buford and Brad/Tempie Buford, and five of the best grandchildren in the world.

Editor, Reflections Magazine

Melody Reever

Editor, Reflections Magazine

Melody Reever feels honored to have served Ladies Ministries since 2000, in the position of editor of Reflections magazine since 2003. Prior to her work with Ladies Ministries, she held positions with Word Aflame Publications and the Editorial Division UPCI. 

Melody resides in Barnhart, Missouri, with her husband, Nathan Reever. She is the mother of two daughters, Angela and Ashley. Melody is blessed with one grandson and one granddaughter, whom she enjoys spoiling (ignoring complaints from their mom and dad).

Office Secretary

Julie Stewart

Office Secretary

Julie is married to Brian, a Critical Care Paramedic, and they have two children, Bethany and Andrew. Andrew is a student at Holt High School and Bethany is married to Mark who is a police officer. Julie and Brian have two beautiful granddaughters, and a newborn grandson, whom they adore! Julie loves family game nights with lots of laughs. She loves to travel and meet new people. Julie and Brian enjoy having people over for dinner and giving Bible studies. Julie has an identical twin sister.

Ladies Ministries Connections Committee Directors Connections is the umbrella under which all our ministries work.

Connections Director

Wanda Fielder

Connections Director
ABLE

Denise Wynn

ABLE
HOPE

Adena Pedigo

HOPE
Ladies Prayer International

Debbie Akers

Ladies Prayer International
More to Life

Julie Long

More to Life
Reflections

Melody Reever

Reflections
Today's Christian Girl

Debbie Sanders

Today’s Christian Girl
Women of Worth

Jean Carney

Women of Worth
Building the Bridge

Tonda Henry

Building the Bridge
Spanish Evangelism

Berenice Burnett

Spanish Evangelism

Ladies Ministries Regional Committee Directors

Northwest

Rachel Sparks

Northwest
Northeast

Elaine Farmer

Northeast
North Central

Cathy Conn

North Central
Southeast

Lois Mitchell

Southeast
Southwest

Sharon Turpin

Southwest
South Central

Cindy Hart

South Central

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