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Welcome new NIC Events Coordinator

Posted: September 27 2022 at 03:19 PM

Brianna (Bri) Wadlington

Please help us welcome Brianna (Bri) Wadlington to the NIC staff as the new Events Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant. She officially began on Sept. 19.

As a third-generation member of Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church in Chicago, her roots are deep in the Conference.

"Bri comes to us with experience in event planning and coordination, as well as familiarity with our work as a member in the United Methodist Church,” said Rev. Arlene Christopherson, Dir. of Connectional Ministries. “The role of our Events Coordinator touches almost every aspect of our Conference life from Lay Academies to Annual Conference. Bri brings deep faith, energy and experience for the work ahead.”

Brianna attended Hampton University, where she first got the opportunity to coordinate school-based and community-wide events. After graduating with her degree in Marketing, she completely immersed herself in production and stage management, being afforded the opportunity to work in several industries, from luxury retail clothing companies to national broadcasting companies.

Over the years, Brianna has accumulated a range of knowledge and a true passion for serving. While Brianna’s passion may truly be with marketing, her heart belongs to her 7-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Avery! If Brianna is not planning an event, enjoying walks with Avery, or serving her community, she is snuggled on the couch reading a good book or the latest fashion magazine!

You may reach her by phone at 312.346.9766 ext. 724 or email at or

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