Women in Leadership Awards


The following award recipients were announced our "ReImagine" Ministerium Online Leadership Event on July 17, 2020.  Congratulations to Rev. Cecilia Williams, Rev. Gail Song Bantum, and Rev. Juana Nesta!  We are so grateful for your ministry and powerful and prophetic leadership!  


WIL Awards were established in 2020 to be given annually through the ECC Ministerium to women leaders as a way to honor and celebrate the gift of women leaders, preachers, and advocates to the whole Body of Christ. They are awarded at the Ministerium Annual Meeting.

All nominations must be women who are members in good standing of the ECC Ministerium, have been active in ministry for at least ten years, are not employed full-time by Covenant Offices, and have not received this same award previously. Diverse candidates with experience representative of our ECC Affirmations and practiced in the Six-Fold Test are encouraged. Each award will include a stipend of $1,000.00, financial support to attend the Ministerium Annual Meeting to receive the award, and being recognized throughout our church leadership. Nominations will be weighed and award recipients chosen by a committee of Ministerium Officers - Exec.Bd. members, Mosaic Commission reps, and ACCW and CBGE reps.