by Julie Walters
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Jan. 5, 2015 – Amy Boone and Lena Plunk join the staff of national WMU today as ministry consultants on WMU’s adult resource team.
Boone will be responsible for providing development, direction and leadership to WMU’s adult missions organizations, including Women on Mission, Adults on Mission, and myMISSION for collegiate and young women.
Plunk will be responsible for coordinating Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) and Christian Men’s Job Corps (CMJC), as well as connecting volunteers with missions opportunities. These include hands-on missions trips through WMU’s Missionsfest, Familyfest, and International Initiatives; and managing WMU’s Pure Water, Pure Love ministry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Amy and Lena to our staff,” said Carol Causey, director for WMU’s missions resource center. “Both of these women are well equipped to provide leadership in key areas for us.”
For the past two years, Boone has served with the Lawrence County Board of Education in Mount Hope, Ala., working with children in grades K–8 of Native American ancestry in the areas of reading and math. She and her husband, Mike, also served 14 years as missionaries with the International Mission Board in Mozambique and South Africa where she helped plant churches, train teachers, write curriculum, and lead retreats and weekly Bible lessons, among other ministry opportunities.
Boone earned a master’s degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Samford University.
Since May 2013, Plunk has served as program director and satellite coordinator for the Nashville location of CWJC of Middle Tennessee. From 2003–2013, she served with the North American Mission Board through the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey in a variety of roles, including ministry evangelism consultant, church planting catalyst in multihousing, and web evangelism/children’s missions and ministry consultant.
Plunk holds a master’s degree in social work from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., and a bachelor’s degree from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi.
“Amy’s experience as a missionary and product of missions education will serve her well as she works with our adult organizations, while Lena brings experience in many areas of missions mobilization,” Causey said. “Their roles will help us nurture our members as well as engage new opportunities for missions discipleship.”
National WMU is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., that offers a vast array of missions resources including curriculum for age-level organizations in churches, volunteer opportunities, conferences, leadership training, ministry ideas and models, books, and more. Since 1888, WMU has educated and involved generations upon generations in Christian missions in order to fulfill our purpose—to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. In addition to missions education resources, divisions of WMU include WorldCraftsSM, and New Hope® Publishers.