On December 15th Ethnic Ministries of North Alabama Conference will host a Grant Awards Dinner at Central Park United Methodist Church. During the dinner, Ethnic Ministries will honor Rev. Charles and Mrs. Wynnett Lee and Mrs. Maudine Holloway for their exemplary service and award grants to the recipients of the 2013 Congregation Growth Grant.
Local churches receiving grant are Burke’s Chapel UMC, Carrollton UMC, Central Park UMC, Cullman First UMC, East Gadsden, Haven Chapel UMC, ONEeighty UMC and Sweet Home UMC. The community is invited to join in this celebration. Tickets are $25.00 per person.
Mrs. Maudine Holloway is Executive Director of Community Enabler Developer in Anniston, Cheaha District. In 2008, she was feature in the New World Outlook for her work in the community.
Mrs. Holloway is not slowing down; Community Enabler recently received the Carpenter UMC building and they are in the process of remodeling to meet the needs of the ministry provided by Community Enabler. See this article in the Anniston Star "Nonprofit-renovating-former-church-to-expand-services".
Rev. Charles and Wynnett Lee are retired clergy and spouse in North Alabama Conference. During their ministry, Rev. Charles Lee served twice as a District Superintendent in North Alabama Conference; five years as superintendent of the Sylacauga District and six years as superintendent of the Southwest District.
Prior to becoming a District Superintendent, he served as senior pastor of Bogan Chapel/New Hope Charge, Mt. Mariah/Springhill Charge and St. Paul UMC in Birmingham. In between tenure as District Superintendent, Rev. Lee served nine years in cross racial appointments at Christ Church UMC and Huffman UMC. He retired in June of 2009. Mrs. Wynnett Lee served as an active clergy spouse during these assignments. Together, they continue ministry in retirement.