UMW LogoPurpose

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

National Office

UMW is engaged in fulfilling the mission of Christ and the Church and shall interpret the purpose of United Methodist Women. With continuing awareness of the concerns and responsibilities of the Church in today’s world, the Women’s Division shall be an advocate for the oppressed and dispossessed with special attention to the needs of women and children; shall work to build a supportive community among women; and shall engage in activities that foster growth in the Christian faith, mission education, and Christian social involvement. Website

North Central Jurisdiction

President – Rita L. Smith – Northern Illinois
Vice President – Theresa Riecke – Minnesota
Secretary – Linda Blazek Garvin – Iowa
Treasurer – Peggy Cope – Illinois Great Rivers
Chair of Nominations – Bobbi Larson – Dakotas
Nominations Committee
Rosa Bernard – Indiana, Mildred Braddock – Michigan
Kady Herr-Yang – Wisconsin, Cynthia Rose – East Ohio

For more information and upcoming events visit

UMWhumantrafficking2Northern Illinois Conference UMW

For the latest information and upcoming events visit


Dottie Priddy – NIC UMW President –

Aurora District UMW

Chicago Northwestern District UMW

Chicago Southern District UMW

DeKalb District UMW

Elgin District UMW

Rockford District UMW


Response Magazine

Upcoming Events 



The five-day event is over but the work has just begun.  Visit often for updates, articles and resources as we advocate for Climate Justice, Maternal and Child Health, Mass Incarceration and Economic Inequality in the coming quadrennium.

to Top

Print Friendly