Laurie Smucker, President
Laurie began serving on the board in 2013. She became President in March 2019. She is a gifted author, Bible teacher, and missionary. Laurie authored "Shattered by Shame, Crowned in Glory," a book about her life story and testimony. Throughout the years, she has taught many Bible studies and speaks at women's conferences and retreats in the Pacific Northwest. Laurie currently leads a women's interdenominational weekly Bible study called The Gathering located at Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, which has reached over 1,000 women since 2010. She and her husband Mark own and operate Smucker Farms in Harrisburg, Oregon, where they have served as community leaders for more than 30 years. Together with their family, they have been instrumental in establishing an international School of Worship in India, which has grown from serving 10 to 900 churches over 20 years. Laurie has participated in five marathons and has served as a high school track and field coach. The mother of three adult children and the grandmother to three fun grandchildren, Laurie loves to encourage others in their gifts and talents and is a passionate life-coach. She is an active member of Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, Oregon.
Lagea Mull, Vice President
Lagea is a passionate woman of Christ who joined our board in January of 2017. She was elected Vice President November 2018. Her mission statement is to inspire and encourage women to connect with Jesus so He can transform their lives. As a pastor's daughter & former military spouse, she learned early there is a need for women to be connected. Since her early 20's, she has served & participated in women's ministry at the various churches she has attended. In her 30's and early 40's, while her husband served in the Air Force, she continued to serve in churches but expanded her reach into the military spouse community. She was appointed by unit leadership to act as the liaison between the commander and the families. She was also elected to positions in the local base spouses club. Even as God was granting her much success in the military spouse world with various awards & titles, she knew that wasn't where He ultimately wanted her. The time after her husband's Air Force retirement, she continued to seek His direction actively. In the summer of 2016, He confirmed her calling to minister to women and also their family's relocation to beautiful Sweet Home, Oregon. She currently serves as the city's Communications Specialist and sits on two local boards. In her free time, she loves introducing her husband to the wonders of Oregon, spending time with their adorable grandson, and tracking down their five young adult children (& their spouses.)
Belinda Wildung, Secretary
As a native Oregonian, Belinda worked as an executive assistant for nearly her entire adult life, retiring in 2016. After giving her heart to Christ in 1988, she began attending women's bible studies. This is where the Lord revealed the enemy's tactics in the workplace to deplete and rob women of God's unique design for them. The Lord's gift to Belinda, to love and encourage women with His word and her testimony, intensified during a missions trip to Cambodia in 2011. Simple hugs with women in a church revealed great suffering, but it was transcended by the unity of hope in His love and healing power. Voted onto the MVWC Board in August of 2018, Belinda is excited and blessed to serve on this mission to "leave no woman behind." She and her husband Stanton are active members of Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, where she has been a table leader at both the Single Mom's Conference, and Mid-Valley Women of Christ Bible Studies. They live in Brownsville, have four adult daughters and nine grandchildren. Belinda enjoys the outdoors, DIY projects, humor, and traveling to spend time with friends and family.
Amy Steele, Treasurer
Amy attends Willamette Community Church and serves on the women's ministry team. She has served on the MVWC board since August 2017. Having taught Sunday School for 30 years, Amy has a solid background in God's word. Teaching and leading are very natural for her. She loves the Lord with all of her heart and feels God is calling her to lead and mentor other women in gaining a deeper relationship with Jesus and one another. She is the National Night Out Coordinator for her neighborhood. She loves planning and catering events, baking (a lot), reading, and gardening. She has two grown sons and six grandchildren. She and her husband Dan both live and work in Albany, Oregon.