On behalf of the LAVIM Leadership Team, I am pleased to announce that Brenda Coppit will continue to work on our behalf in a new part-time position--Resource Assistant for Louisiana Volunteers in Mission. Brenda brings many years of experience working with our LAVIM projects, resources and people; we are grateful for the expertise she will share.
As the Resource Assistant for Louisiana VIM, Brenda will help revamp our website to include information about upcoming missions; post links to team blogs and to Jurisdictional and GBGM resources; and provide team leader materials including insurance information and downloadable forms. She will continue to forward emails about mission opportunities as well as answer emails and phone calls from people requesting information. In addition, she will help coordinate registration and preparation for the January training event.
Please bear in mind that Brenda will no longer work full-time for the Conference, and hence, will relinquish some of her former duties. Although she can direct you to the appropriate sources, she will not obtain team insurance, make travel arrangements, contact missionaries, plan mission projects, collect team forms or wire transfer money.
The LAVIM Leadership Team is responsible for coordinating and guiding the Louisiana VIM program. As chairperson, it is my honor to receive suggestions and comments that will be helpful to our transition into this new approach to VIM. We understand that all of us are seeking to continue LAVIM as a viable and vital ministry of serving God by serving others. I invite you to share your comments with me and the Leadership Team as we journey together.
Brenda’s contact numbers remain the same, BrendaCoppit@la-umc.org
and (225) 346-1646. Beginning July 16, she will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Brenda’s passion for this ministry and her wealth of experience will certainly ease our transition to the new LAVIM. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Brenda or me.
Diane Reich, chair
LAVIM Leadership Team