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Andris Yvonne Salter

Andris Yvonne SalterAndris was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where her parents still reside and are active members of Asbury United Methodist Church, her home church.

She attended the Richmond public schools, undergraduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Special Education and Behavior Disorders and did graduate studies at the University of Dayton with a master’s degree in Education.

Andris has worked for the Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries for twenty-one (21) years, where she is responsible for working with conference organizations of United Methodist Women and the General Council on Ministries for four (4) years, as Coordinator of Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century. In total she has worked for The United Methodist Church for twenty-five years (25) as a laywoman. Currently she is the Assistant General Secretary for Membership and Organizational Development.

She has lead workshops on racism, financial promotion, goal setting, leadership development, Committees on Nominations and membership; taught in numerous Conference/District Schools of Christian Mission (SOCM), Regional Schools of Christian Mission; led retreats; spoken at annual meetings and other events.

Andris is a product of The United Methodist Church. She grew up in Richmond, VA, was a member of Asbury UMC where she was guided and nurtured into leadership within The United Methodist Church by faithful members.

Two of her favorite scriptures are Genesis 16:1-10 and 2 Samuel 9:1-13. Both scriptures talk about giving back to the community. Something instilled in her by her parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers, schoolteachers and pastors.

Her gifts and graces come from the understanding that God is the creator and guide of all things in her life and without God she could do nothing. Thanks be to God.

Education:
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1978
Bachelor of Science, Special Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, 1981
Graduate work in Behavior Disorders

National College of Education, 1985-86
Graduate work in Learning Disabilities

University of Dayton, 1994
Master of Science in Education

Work Experience:
Teacher: Frederick County Public Schools, 1978-79
Caroline County Public Schools, 1979-81

Special Olympics Coordinator, Caroline
County Public Schools, 1979-80

Staff Assigned to Region/Executive Secretary for Leadership Education: Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, 1982-1997

Coordinator of Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century, General Council on Ministries, 1997-2001

Executive Secretary for Environmental Justice, Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, 2001-2003

Assistant General Secretary for Administration, Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, 2003-2007

Assistant General Secretary for Membership and Organizational Development, Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, 2007

Volunteer Experience:
United Methodist Women
District President, Dayton South District
District Supportive Community, Richmond District, VA

United Methodist Church
Chair of Outreach Ministry, Dixon UMC
Elizabeth Project Advisory Committee
Ministerial Recruitment Institute
South Park Community Mentoring Project

Community
Mercy Manor Board Member
Court Appointed Special Advocate

Travel Experience:
United Nations End of the Decade Conference for Women,
Nairobi, Kenya, 1985

North America Area Seminar
World Federation of Methodist Women
Antigua, West Indies, 1987

World Federation of Methodist Women Assembly
Singapore, 1991

North America Area Seminar
World Federation of Methodist Women
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, 1992

Leave for Professional Development
Women’s Centre
Harare, Zimbabwe, 1996

World Federation of Methodist Women
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996

General Council on Ministries
Global Experience,
Budapest, Hungary, 1998

General Council on Ministries
Global Experience
Zurich, Switzerland, 1998

Women’s Division-General Board of Global Ministries
World Summit on Sustainable Development
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2002

World Council of Church-Women to Women Solidarity Visit
Lahore, Pakistan
November, 2005

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women
Jeju Island, South Korea
July, 2006

Special Interest: Reading, traveling, leading Bible study and reflection, working with youth, women’s programs, health issues, incarcerated women’s programs, environmental issues, child advocate programs, speaking events and housework.

 

 

 
 

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