By Tennis Henderson
NASHVILLE — When friends and colleagues describe Connie Dixon, one observation that repeatedly pops up is her deep love for missions.
As the newly elected president of national Woman’s Missionary Union, Dixon will draw on her years of missions commitment and service to help lead WMU’s focus on “making disciples of Jesus who live on mission.”
A lifelong member of WMU-related missions organizations, Dixon has served in her home state of New Mexico as an Acteens and Children in Action leader, state Acteens consultant, state WMU president and, most recently, 13 years as executive director of New Mexico WMU. She also works with Christian Women’s/Christian Men’s Job Corps and is a certified Spiritual Leadership Coach.
In her new role as national WMU president, Dixon succeeds Linda Cooper of Bowling Green, Ky., who served six years in that position. Cooper was scheduled to conclude five years as president last year before the COVID pandemic derailed plans for WMU’s in-person annual meeting and Cooper’s term was extended. [Read more…]