2019 Travel! Standing on the shoulders of empowered women

historical marker for first convention for woman's (sic) rights

2019 USA Mission Experience to Finger Lakes Region, New York — Julie Launey and Chris Evans have been selected to represent Synod of the Sun

Julie Launey

Julie Launey, from Tyler, TX, has been selected as representative from Synod of the Sun to go on the USA Mission Experience in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, July 12-22, 2019.

Julie has been active in PW, local church activities, and the community through her membership in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beaumont (New Covenant Presbytery), University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge (South

Louisiana Presbytery), and now First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, TX (Grace Presbytery). She has been a circle leader, SS and VBS teacher, deacon, Stephen Minister, South Louisiana PW secretary, along with many community activities.

She attended Churchwide PW Gatherings in Orlando and this year in Louisville. She was part of the group from University Presbyterian Church’s 2016 trip to rural Cuba to visit the Living Water for the World’s water purification system at the San Jose de los Ramos church.

Julie will be available for presentations on this Mission Experience for two years after her July 2019 trip. You will have a chance to meet Julie, who plans to attend our SOS PW Gathering in Tulsa that starts three days after she returns home from New York!

Chris Evans
Chris Evans

Chris Evans, from Natchitoches, LA, has been selected as the second representative from Synod of the Sun to go on the USA Mission Experience in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, July 12-22, 2019.

Chris has been Pines Presbytery PW Moderator for the last 2-3 years. She has been a member of First Presbyterian Church in Natchitoches for 39 years and PW Moderator there for at least 15 years.

She has served on their Session as an elder, sings in the choir, and has taught both children’s and adult Sunday school. She has moderated the PW circle Bible study on many occasions and plans and participates in mission of the church, currently Lunch on Us (weekly bag lunch give-away), and Operation Christmas Child.

Her community activites include serving on the board of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches and co-directing its Third Grade Children’s Historical Tour each September. She supports Northwestern State university athletics and creative performing programs and serves on the board of Caroline Dorman Nature Preserve in Saline, LA.

Chris is a retired teacher with 36 years experience, mostly with elementary gifted students. She is married to Ed, who is retired as Northwestern State University’s head athletic trainer. They are parents of 3 grown sons, 5 grandchildren and 1 granddog.

Chris loves the fact that the USAME will be in upstate New York where women’s rights were first addressed. She loves history and is excited to get to see what is being done to help others in this area now and what is planned for the future.

Chris will be available to give presentations on her experience for two years following this trip.

Synod of the Sun Moderator:
Carol Davis
2515 Cezanne Circle
Missouri City, TX 77459


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