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Spring Women’s (Virtual) Retreat — April 10

Feb 22, 2021 | Adult Ministries, Featured, United Methodist Women

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 10.

Dr. Ashley Goad revisits Herndon UMC to lead women near and far in a time of renewal based on John 4, The Woman at the Well.

If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.  — John 4:10

This virtual retreat will be held over Zoom.  The retreat is FREE, but registration is required to ensure that you receive the retreat materials, link, and communications. Registration has been extended until noon, April 7.  If you have questions, please email umwretreat@herndonumc.org.

Retreat Leader:  Dr. Ashley Goad
Associate Pastor and Director of Global Missions
First UMC, Shreveport, LA 

Born in a long generational line of Quakers (NC) Ashley shares that her favorite conversations center around Jesus, Mission, and Quakers. Ashley’s resume includes Pine Hill Friends Meeting (NC), Christ Church Presbyterian (TX), and Herndon UMC (VA). Having graduated with a BS in Political Science, a Masters of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspective, she is ordained as a Quaker pastor who is ‘on loan’ to the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Ashley was a strong influence on Herndon UMC’s youth and adults sharing her passion for mission by leading groups to Haiti and Costa Rica. The biggest celebration of her life occurred in January 2020 when she married Christopher Harbuck.

See Ashley’s full biography at: https://firstshreveport.com/about/dr-ashley-goad


Serving and sharing God’s love with others is important to Herndon United Methodist Women (UMW), and every UMW event offers participants the opportunity to donate towards worthy causes.  Both of these missions are important to our retreat leader, Ashley and Ashley developed her connections to CRMP while at Herndon UMC.  Donations made for this retreat will be split between these two missions.  Watch the videos and learn more about them below.

El Shaddai Ministries
Les Cayes, HAITI

Financial support will provide food, lodging, security, education, medical care, clean water, and electricity for 71 children living at Darivager Children’s Home.  This mission is led by Pastor Dieuseul & Neemy Mongerard.  Ashley’s church has served this mission through orphan care sponsors since 2009. 

“Haiti has always held a special place in my heart. I have loved the trips we’ve taken there with so many Herndon UMC members. Haiti remains close to my heart, as my adopted son Mackenson is there! I met Mack in 2011 when he was 14 years old, and we immediately clicked. He has just graduated high school and started university. He’s studying diplomacy at a school in Les Cayes sponsored by the Canadians.” — Ashley

Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP)
San Isidro De El General, COSTA RICA

Financial support will be used to build churches, Sunday school rooms, parsonages, worship centers and more.  This mission, familiar to Herndon UMC, is led by Wil & Yolanda Bailey.  Since 2014, First UMC Shreveport has sent over 100 members of all ages to work with the CRMP crew.

“And who first introduced me to Wil Bailey and CRMP? That’s right! Herndon UMC! I will forever be thankful to have joined your church staff right after your first team had returned from Costa Rica! Carrie Delisio’s enthusiasm for the CRMP crew was contagious, and it remains so very close to my heart.” — Ashley

Looking for more?

Herndon’s United Methodist Women offers many small group meetings open to all women. For more information on circles, study groups, craft group, and a book group contact Shellie Klet and/or Cathy Foster at  women@herndonumc.org.  Learn about other offerings from Herndon’s UMW here on the herndonumc.org website.


The mission of Herndon UMC is to serve and share God’s Love in community.


The vision of Herndon UMC is to live the teachings of Jesus so that everyone may know God’s Love and grow in Spirit-filled relationships.

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