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Jersey City woman turns 110 on D-Day’s 75th anniversary

A longtime member of First Wesleyan Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, celebrated her 110th birthday on June 6, 2019, as America and Europe recognized 75 years since D-Day.

Youngest ordained woman clergy in Korean church hired by seminary

Ahyun Lee, Ph.D., has been hired by Wesley Seminary to serve as assistant professor of pastoral care. Lee is the youngest ordained woman clergy in the Korea Methodist Church in South Korea.

Worship director named principal of North Carolina high school

Amber Nichols, current worship director at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, has been named principal of Cleveland Early College High School.

New York church opens food pantry

Pine Meadows Wesleyan Church in Altmar, New York, opened a new food pantry for community residents.

South Dakota church rebuilding after fire

Westside Wesleyan Church in Bristol, South Dakota, is rebuilding after a fire destroyed it a year ago.

SWU alum receives presidential award

Dr. Paula Preusz Lemons, a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Smith leading Tri-State District as Colaw retires

Max Colaw has retired as district superintendent of the Tri-State District, and Devon Smith is “humbled and honored” to be the next leader of the district.