Baptist World Alliance Women’s Department Announces Officers-Elect for New Term

(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, USA – October 1, 2019) The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Women’s Department is pleased to present Karen Wilson of Maylands, Western Australia, as the new President-Elect and Sherrie Cherdak of Fairfax, Virginia, USA, as the new Secretary/Treasurer-Elect for the next five-year term running from 2020-2025.
The BWA Women’s Continental Union Presidents elected the future leaders in a prayerful, thorough, and joyous search process.

“We were amazed and humbled by the excellent nominations we received from all over the world. We marveled at God’s abundant gifts in the outstanding women leaders from every continent we met during the search process,” said Dr. Ksenija Magda, current President of the BWA Women’s Department. “We are excited and grateful for the great unity in our final decisions. I am convinced the Lord is leading Baptist women to a new level.”

Karen Wilson brings to the position her passion for helping people grow into their full potential, coupled with vast experience in ministry, working with women, and organizational strategic management. She is a gifted communicator, widely-traveled international speaker, and cross-cultural change agent. She currently serves as the Director for Strategic Relations for Baptist World Aid Australia/Transform Aid International.