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The national movement of Church Women United was begun in 1941. Church Women United in Tucson began in the late 1940s. Tucson women have always been leaders in mobilizing our community to benefit women and children. The following programs were our own, initialized, or first brought to the public by CWU in Tucson: Migrant Ministry, Farm Labor and Indian Ministry, Marana Health Clinic, Families for International Friendship (FFIF), Tucson Ecumenical Council, Women in Community Service/Job Corps, Habitat for Humanity, Armory Park Low Income Housing, Tucson Centers for Women and Children, Youth on their Own and the Healthy Arizona Initiative. Church Women United's history in Tucson is one of being in the forefront of Ecumenical action! Here are a couple of the celebrations. See our Calendar for a detailed listing.

Teena Cross
Our President facilitates the Board’s working together as a team to move forward.

Vera Lander
Our Ecumenical Outreach Chair is responsible for reaching out to women at individual places of worship to encourage additional denominational participation.

Alice Brown
Our Vice President coordinates and assists in the planning of educational forums

our BOARD/leadership team


Agreed to Differ, Resolved to Love and United to Serve

Susan Harris
Our Secretary and Ecumenical Action Chair provides the official written records of the Annual Meeting and Board meetings. She also demonstrates her love of people and social justice by helping us find the programs that will benefit from our CWU community support.

Pat Hoag
Our Registrar is responsible for maintaining records of attendance at celebrations and forums.

Renée Purdie
Our Digital Media/Social Media Manager created this website and is also working on building our social media channels. She is often found behind her keyboard.

Bobbie Norris
Our Treasurer/Finance Chair oversees the development and implementation of a balanced budget. She also monitors and manages the funds we receive and raise and provides documentation that ensures that every penny goes to supporting the programs we all believe in.