2018 Study Leaders

Spiritual Growth Study:  

MimiMimi Magee is a Local Pastor seeking Elder’s Orders in the New England Conference. She received her Masters of Divinity degree from Boston University, School of Theology in 2013 where she served as Co-President of Sacred Worth. Mimi was a two-time Georgia Harkness Scholar in 2010 and 2011 . In 2010, the nationally selected scholar cohort attended a cross-cultural immersion program among women leaders of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary where she learned of the Indian-Chrisitan experience, particularly that of Indian women leaders. She served Crossroads United Methodist church in Sanford, Maine for ten years guiding them to be a community hub of senior food distribution and support for grandparents raising grandchildren, serving close to 1000 people monthly. Today, she serves the Cornerstone United Methodist church in Saco, Maine. Cornerstone is an emerging community readying to be the church of the 21st century, reliant on grace, rooted in love, and blessed in service to others. Beyond the local church Mimi serves on the Parent/Teacher Advisory Council at Biddeford Middle School and coaches girls youth lacrosse also in Biddeford. What excites Mimi most in service to other’s is bringing diverse groups of people together to share in the joys and challenges we experience as people, families, and communities, building relationships and creating informal helping networks to meet acute needs and/or systemic problems groups of people face.

Mimi has two teen aged children, Sam and Elizabeth who love life and learning. Together they explore God’s great creation, spending time at the beach or backpacking in the Maine mountains. They travel widely, in 2015 they had the privilege of traveling the Freedom Rider’s Trail. Then going on to New Orleans to hear jazz music and San Antonio, TX to experience a culture very different from their own. Lastly, Mimi and family have a Canine Companion, Hector who was raised by an incarcerated woman to companion with persons returning from war. When Hector’s placement did not work out, Mimi adopted him and together they now support veteran’s and their dog-companions in handling and obedience.

Mimi is new to both United Methodist Women and Mission U. She attended Mission U in 2016 and was hooked. She led the Spiritual Growth, Living as a A Covenant Community session in 2017 and is looking forward to seeing what the Great Spirit has in store of us with this second study.

Spiritual Growth Study Korean language

Rev. Dr. Hyuk Seonwoo has served as the pastor of Zion Korean United Methodist Church since 2001. He has also served as a member of the RISEM District Committee on Ordained Ministry and the Board of Ordained Ministry. As a governing board member and one of the vice presidents of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, Hyuk has been actively involved in ecumenical, intercultural, and interfaith dialogue and prayer actions.      

Hyuk was awarded his PhD degree in liturgical studies from the Graduate Division of Religion at Drew University in 2009 and his doctoral dissertation was published as “Immersion into the Reign of God: Initiation Process of the Marginalized in Asia” (Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM, 2009). He practices/teaches Tai Chi and his article, “The Rhythm of ‘Loosen-Empty-Push’: Liturgy in Pursuit of Christian Unity,” was published in the Journal of World Christianity (Vol. 7, No. 1, 2017). Since 2018, Hyuk has joined the faculty of the Local Pastor Licensing School.

Issue Study:  Money

Leeda Marsh Color 2018Leeda Marsh is recently retired, having last worked as a secretary for a small manufacturing company. She is an active member of Leominster (Massachusetts) United Methodist Church serving as Worship Ministry Team Chair, and singing tenor in the choir. Leeda has been actively involved in United Methodist Women for over twenty five years and has served at the conference, and district levels. She currently serves her local unit as Treasurer, and serves as Business Manager for the Northeastern Jurisdiction UMW. Leeda has been a study leader for New England Conference School of Christian Mission studies including Matthew, James, Concerning Prayer, Children of the Bible, Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos, and the Roma of Europe. Over the years, she has also led studies for East Ohio, Susquehanna (PA) and Eastern PA. Leeda’s other interests include reading, classical music, movies, genealogy, and travelling.

Youth Study

Mission U photoRev. Michael Terrell serves as pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church in Canton, NY, in the Northern Flow District of the Upper New York Conference. This is Michael’s fourth year as Youth Study Leader for Mission .U. Michael has led the Youth Study for the Mission U held at Cazenovia College every July. Michael serves as a mentor to other pastors and serves on the UNY Board of Ordained Ministry. Michael is very involved with community theatre and is lead vocalist and keyboard player for a rock and roll band! Michael is a husband to his wife Jennifer and father to Willow, age 8 and Noah who just turned 6. Michael is looking forward to partnering in ministry with the Mission U program of the New England Conference.

 Children’s Study

Tammy

Mrs. Tammy Verity is married to Rev. Bill Verity.  They have two adult daughters, Danielle and Amber and Bill’s son, Jared and three grandchildren. In her free time, when she is not working or taking care of others, she enjoys scrap-booking, making cards, reading and spending time with family.  She is a member of the Camillus Immanuel UMC, and sings in the choir.  Tammy has been on mission trips to New Orleans and Washington, D.C.  She is also on the nominating committee of the North East Jurisdiction of UMW.   She is also on the team for Kairos Outside Prison Ministry for Fingerlakes district (NY).  She enjoys working with children.  She worked with her church junior high school youth groups, when her girls were younger, for eight years.  She has taught the children’s program for Mission u for the last 16 years at Cazenovia (NY) College and four years in New Hampshire. She lives in Fayetteville, New York.

 

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