Karen O. Patterson
Wife, mother and grandmother. Self-employed. Have served as diocesan ECW president; province IV ECW president; diocesan president of standing committee; attended three Triennials as a delegate; and elected as a deputy/alternate to seven general conventions.
I think it is time to review the goals of the Episcopal Church Women and align the new board's commission with these goals, developing programs that unite us as one – national, provincial and women in the pew. My hope is to have all women from the national level to the local level feel that they belong to ECW. This would involve education, empowering women and strengthening ECW as a whole.