By United Methodist Women Communications
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Kay Barksdale of Jackson, Mississippi, has begun serving a four-year term on the Program Advisory Group of the National United Methodist Women, the women's mission agency in The United Methodist Church.
Barksdale is one of 63 named to the Program Advisory Group, which counsels the national organization on its work with women, children and youth in the United States and around the world and serves as a liaison for local, district and regional United Methodist Women groups. The advisory group includes at least one representative from every "conference," a regional designation within The United Methodist Church that covers one to several U.S. states or areas.
Barksdale represents Mississippi Conference United Methodist Women.
Barksdale is a member of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson and volunteers with her church's homeless program, Grace Place.
She has served as communications director and president of the Mississippi Conference United Methodist Women and is on the development committee of the Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi.
United Methodist Women is the women's mission organization within The United Methodist Church in the United States, focusing on the needs of women, children, and youth since 1869. Its programs promote spiritual growth, leadership development, transformative education, and service and advocacy. United Methodist Women members raise more than $15 million annually for mission with women, children, and youth in the United States and around the world.
For more information, contact Kay Barksdale at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Yvette Moore, director of communications for United Methodist Women, at email@example.com or 212-870-3822.