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National Executive Team
Director:
Jen Vogel
201 18th Street NW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712)737-6813
jen@greatcommissionwomen.org

Jen was born into a Christian family and always believed the message of the gospel. Shortly before her 9th birthday, Jen declared her commitment to a personal, lifelong relationship with Christ and was baptized. At the age of 12, Jen began attending Dover Avenue Alliance Church with her family in Orange City, IA. She attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN for two years and Iowa State University for two years, earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
In 1986, Jen married her best friend & high-school sweetheart, Doug Vogel. Together, they have raised two boys, Adam & David. In addition to raising boys together, Jen & Doug have served in ministry together as layperson volunteers. They were in involved in a C&MA church plant in Marshalltown, IA and are currently both involved in the mid-week children’s ministry at Dover Church in Orange City, IA.

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Assistant Director:
Debra A. Martin
2782 Melloney Lane
Indiana, PA 15701
(724)541-7970
debra@greatcommissionwomen.org

The Alliance has been an vital, inherent part of Debra's spiritual heritage. She attended an Alliance church all her life, accepting Christ as Savior on June 30,1970 at Beulah Beach. The positive zeal of various International Workers, hosted in her childhood home, as well as several pastor's wives were vital role models God used to prepare her heart for fulltime ministry and her endeavor to serve Him as a fully devoted disciple in completing the Great Commission. A graduate of Nyack College, Debra and her husband, Jon have ministered with The Alliance for 25 years as: pastor/wife in two WPA churches, International Workers to Great Britain and currently on staff in the Northeastern District where she also serves as District AWM Assistant Director. "...stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord…" I Corinthians 15:58 NIV Debra is blessed to be the mum of three grown children: Amanda, C&MA IW: Bongolo Hospital Gabon, Africa January 2012. Jonathan, deploying: US Army August 2012. Zebadiah, deployed: US Navy Corpsman, March 2012.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." III John vs 4

Secretary:
Dinita Feather
363 Ormsby Road
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
(330) 865-4723
dinita@greatcommissionwomen.org

Dinita fell in love with Jesus at Dorseyville Alliance Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she chose to follow Him during a missions lesson in Children’s Church.  She graduated from Nyack College and was teaching school when she met and married Tim Feather who was a youth pastor in Butler, Pennsylvania.  Together they served churches in Nyack, New York and Bangkok, Thailand before moving to Fairlawn, Ohio where they have watched the weather change hourly since 1996.  Dinita loves teaching Bible studies for women, leading the middle school youth group, and teaching Kids in Missions each month.  She and Tim have 2 daughters, Rachel who teaches grade 3 at an international school in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Lyndsay who is a sophomore at Messiah College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Treasurer:
Cathy Jacks
28305 Main Street
Millbury, OH 43447
(419) 262-4872
cathy@greatcommissionwomen.org

Cathy is a “PK” and appreciation of being raised in the parsonage certainly continues to grow, feeling blessed to have had such unique experiences.  Many guests passed through their home, but most special to her were missionaries and the precious hours spent around the dining room table listening to stories of God’s faithfulness. 

Cathy has served with Great Commission Women on various levels and is a Women’s Leadership Studies graduate.  She has also served in unique women ministries outside the C&MA.  Cathy currently participates in the life-changing Spiritual Formation retreats sponsored by G.C.W. under the leadership of Dr. Richard Bush.  “The best thing we have to offer another is our own authentic selves as we are being transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ – heart, soul, mind, and strength; and in the way we love others.”Cathy married Phil in 1982 and they serve at Perrysburg Alliance Church.   God has blessed them with 3 children, 4 grandchildren; their children’s families serve as missionaries to Laos, youth pastors in Alabama, and a Navy MAA Reservist. Cathy loves Ephesians 3:14-21, verse 20 being her life scripture:  “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”

Member-at-Large:
Pat Peters
1904 Hickory Valley Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 893-9319
pat@greatcommissionwomen.org

From birth Patty was part of a small storefront C&MA Church in New Jersey, and during DVBS there the summer she was 4 1/2 she gave her heart to the Lord. A few months later, at a missions conference, she knew God was calling her to serve Him overseas. At the Council Missionary Rally several years later in Long Beach, CA, she publicly renewed that commitment.

Following high school graduation, she attended Nyack College, where she met her husband. Lee and Patty married two weeks before their senior year, and upon graduation, in preparation for working overseas they went immediately to Asheville, NC where Lee served as assistant pastor and Patty as church secretary in the Cornerstone Church.

In 1966 they began their work in the Philippines where they served for 32 years, working with established churches, the national youth ministry PSALM, as dorm parents, in the Mission Office, and in church planting. When in 1998 the needs of family made it clear they must return to the States, the Lord opened the door for pastoral ministry at First Alliance Church in Chattanooga, TN. Two years later Patty became a member of the Southern District AWM Team, first as Assistant Director, and for the past four years, as District Director.

God has blessed Patty and Lee with three children and six grandchildren.

Member-at-Large:
Hilda Maysonet-Roman
5976 Harney Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80924
219-718-7101
hilda@greatcommissionwomen.org

Hilda was born in Puerto Rico and is married to Rosilio Roman III.  She has two beautiful children (Andrea and Rosilio Andres) and one grandchild (Adrian Josue).
On July 2010, Hilda moved with her family to Colorado Springs, after living 6 years in Indiana, because of her husband ministry. Rosilio is serving at the National Office of the Christian and Missionary Alliance assisting the Vice President in the Church Ministry Department.
Hilda received Jesus as her savior when she 19 years old. Since her early age at church, Hilda always have loved the Women ministry and enjoyed to be around women. After she got married in 1987 she moved to Manati, PR where Rosilio was a Senior Pastor. 
Throughout her Christian life the Women ministry have always been part of Hilda’s life.After 10 years at the CMA church in Manati, PR, her husband was called to serve in other leadership positions in Puerto Rico (Church Planting Director and District Superintendent).
On May 2012 Hilda was elected to be part of the Executive Committee for the AWM as Member At Large. She received this privilege to serve her Savior with a humble heart always reminding that “The moment we recognize that we are not adequate for the task to which God has called us…is the moment we are qualified to engage…God’s work requires the miraculous…always”- Pastor Don Overton, NSAC, Colorado Springs
The following is one of Hilda’s quotes that identify her life:
“I love God above all things. I love my family with all my heart. And Jesus loves me and you too”

 

Member-at-Large:
Merilyn Lauffer
8665 Freemantle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 304-4154
merilyn@greatcommissionwomen.org

Missions had always fascinated Merilyn. Her parents regularly prayed for and hosted international workers in their home. It was a household word. At the early age of 8 she knew that God had called her to serve him overseas. Merilyn attended Toccoa Falls college where she met her husband David Lauffer. After home service in Eastern PA, in 1988 they took their two small boys to serve the Lord Israel.

The Lauffer family had served 16 years in Israel when an illness prevented their return. The Lord redirected their steps to Saline, MI where they planted a church. In 2007 it was clear the Lord was again redirecting and David accepted the call to work at the National Office as Assistant Vice president over Europe, Africa and the Mid East.

Today Merilyn and her family are living in Colorado Springs. She is actively involved in women's ministries at North Springs Alliance Church and works part time at the Connection Center in the National Office. The Lauffers have four children: David (Danae); Daniel; Nathan and Leanne.

Publications Editor:
Rachel Michalko
822 McWilliams Dr
Houston, PA 15342
 
(724) 255-5594
rachel@greatcommissionwomen.org

Rachel's coworkers always tease her saying she bleeds Alliance. She grew up in the Washington Alliance Church in Washington, PA, and if the doors were open her family was there. She did bible quizzing, was in youth group, attended Mahaffey Camp and was a camp counselor at Edinboro each summer during her college years. So of course, when she could, she got involved in Alliance Women's Ministries. She currently serves on her AW district retreat committee as the technical support person.

Rachel graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene College in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Art and a minor in business. She later continued her education at Geneva College, graduating with a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in 2005. She is currently employed by Geneva as their webmaster. In addition, she is active in her church singing with the worship team and choir, helping with their website and multi-media, working in the nursery and with the youth group, and of course, Alliance Women.

Webmaster:
Frances Doty
165 Conn Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390
(859) 858-3882
webmaster@greatcommissionwomen.org

"Put God in charge of your work, then what you've planned will take place. God made everything with a place and purpose..." Proverbs 16:3-4a

Fran has been privileged to serve in Alliance Women Ministries on several different levels over the years, and is currently serving the women of the Ohio Valley District as their webmaster for the last six years. Fran has worked in Information Technology for over 25 years, and currently is head of Support Services for Nurses Registry and Home Health based in Lexington, KY.

Fran holds degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian/Religious Education. She attended Luther college in Teaneck, NJ, Nyack College and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.

Fran and her husband, Dan, presently live in Wilmore, KY. For relaxation, she plays the guitar regularly on the worship team at First Alliance Church in Lexington, KY, and she enjoys teaching young children to play classical guitar. Fran is also an active member of the Bluegrass BeeKeeper's Association.

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24

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