Book Cover

Celebrating Twenty Years

A History of Virgina Baptist Women in Ministry, 1998-2008

Book CoverVirginia Baptist Women in Ministry announced the publication of their new book,Celebrating Twenty Years: A History of Virginia Baptist Women in Ministry, 1998-2008,at their 20th Anniversary Celebration dinner and program on September 26, 2008 at the Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond.

Interspersed with pictures, the book was written by the six women who served as moderator during the past twenty years. Judith Bailey, Betty Pugh Mills, Ellen Gwathmey, Deborah Loftis, Amy Holtz and Elizabeth Rickert Dowdy, give first-person accounts of how Virginia Baptist Women in Ministry translated their broad purposes into specific actions. Along with factual information about the membership and conferences held, each person identifies important transitions, challenges and accomplishments, reflecting upon what the experience of being moderator meant to her.