First Black President Elected for the Arkansas Conference United Women in Faith

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., January 17, 2023 – Maybelline Strong, of Little Rock, was recently elected to serve as the first Black president of the United Women in Faith for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Strong has previously served as the communications secretary for her local United Women in Faith unit, the Committee on Nominations for the Arkansas Conference of the United Women in Faith, and Vice President of the Conference for United Women in Faith, formerly known as United Methodist Women. She is currently an assistant youth teacher for Mission u, a board member for Camp Aldersgate, and serves on the Arkansas Conference Central District United Methodist Church Leadership Team. She is also very involved with Hunter United Methodist Church in Little Rock.

When asked about this new role, Strong said, “I am very excited to be elected as the new leader for the United Women in Faith in Arkansas. I am confident that the current challenges of the United Methodist Church will bring fruitful changes and generate growth. I fully anticipate our opportunities will benefit our current and new members.”  

United Women in Faith is an international organization of women with a purpose. Their goals are to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities. 

“As president, I want to help improve the lives of all women, children, and youth. Not just a particular race, gender, or socioeconomic level in Arkansas but also individuals in need locally, nationally, and internationally. We, Sisters of Grace, have a new name, new programs, and a new way to be a part of our organization,” Strong added. 

The 2023 goals for the United Women in Faith of the Arkansas Conference for the United Methodist Church are to inspire others, influence opportunities, and impact the world by making a lasting difference through acts of love, faith, and change.

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