Posted on : Wednesday January 13, 2016

By Julie Walters


National WMU Executive Director Wanda S. Lee addresses WMU executive board members, national and state WMU staff, and guests during the organization’s Board Meeting, Jan. 9-11, at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Ala.

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Jan. 13, 2016 – Wanda Lee announced a search committee will be appointed to seek her successor as executive director/treasurer of national WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union).

Though no date is set for her departure, Lee shared of her intentions to retire during her report at national WMU’s board meeting on Jan. 11 at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Ala.

Lee pledged to continue to lead WMU until a new executive director is named and help facilitate a smooth transition.

“It is my duty to give sufficient notice and it’s my desire to ensure a seamless transition as the committee seeks someone with a fresh vision for our future,” Lee said. “May God bless the new leader of national WMU as He’s blessed me on my leadership journey.”

Lee was elected executive director of national WMU in January 2000. She is the only woman in the history of WMU who also served as national president, an office she held 1996–2000. Lee also served as president of Georgia WMU, 1993–1996. In addition, she and her husband, Larry, served as missionaries with the International Mission Board from 1979–1981.