The Center for Missional Outreach (CMO) of the North Texas Conference is thrilled to announce that Ms. Jurrita Williams has joined the Center staff as of April 1. Ms. Williams will serve as an Associate Director of the CMO and will focus on equipping local churches to be in ministry with their neighbors. In her own words, she “lives to assist the church in widening its gaze to see beyond its walls.”
A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Ms. Williams was raised with roots in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She earned degrees from Tennessee State University (B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology) and Auburn University-Montgomery (M.Ed. – Elementary Education). She taught in the Montgomery public school system for five years. Later, she worked as a youth minister in Northport, Alabama, were she grew the family ministry from 12 children and youth to 173 in five years.
For the last three years, while attending seminary at Dallas Theological Seminary, she has served on the staff of Highland Park UMC in Dallas as a Lead Teacher in the Children’s Department. At D.T.S., she became the first woman in school history to serve as the Student Body President and used her position to “maximize awareness and dignity for those who live on the margins.” Now, with seventeen years of community and educational experience, she is eager to support The United Methodist Church with strategic and intentional training for social justice in the areas of missions, education, race and gender. Ms. Williams is a gifted teacher and preacher and will be a tremendous asset to our conference.
Please welcome and be in prayer for Ms. Jurrita Williams as she begins her ministry among us.