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The Story of MWEG
From left to right: Diana Bate Hardy, Melissa Dalton-Bradford, Sharlee Mullins Glenn, Linda Hoffman Kimball
The members and leaders of MWEG feel deep appreciation and tremendous respect for our founding members. MWEG exists today as a result of their extraordinary faith, sacrifice, and vision. As you read the story of our beginnings in the words of founder Sharlee Mullins Glenn, we hope you can feel the power of these remarkable women of faith:
What happened next was miraculous and completely unexpected. Friends began adding friends who added friends, and within just a few short weeks, thousands of women had joined MWEG — strong women of faith who, in the words of founding member Melissa Dalton-Bradford, "refused to be complicit by being complacent." The original founding members — Sharlee Mullins Glenn, Melissa Dalton-Bradford, Erica Glenn, Linda Hoffman Kimball, Jacque White, Michelle Lehnardt, and Diana Bate Hardy — together with a large team of extraordinary volunteer leaders, worked around the clock, day after day, week after week, month after month, prayerfully seeking God's direction at every step, to put into place a structure that could accommodate our growing membership and most effectively advance our mission, all while engaging wholeheartedly in intensive in-the-trenches advocacy work.
Learn more about the story of MWEG in this article, this op-ed, or in The Little Purple Book: MWEG Essentials.
See our Founders in Action!
The Little Purple Book
The Little Purple Book: MWEG Essentials includes MWEG’s genesis story, explains the purpose and focus of MWEG and its founding, expands on the six principles of peacemaking, and shares some of the weekly Sabbath devotionals written by the founders and other MWEG members.