Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson is the president of Baptist World Alliance Women for the term 2020-2025.

Karen comes from Australia. She is currently a vice-president at Global Leadership Network and the CEO of Global Leadership Network Australia. Previous to this she was the Director for Strategic Relations for Baptist World Aid Australia/Transform Aid International.

She has always had a love for working with people from all walks of life and feels called to speak up for those who have no voice of their own. She has spent many years working in nations all over the world and is passionate about her work with the poor and marginalized Karen is often found in other nations working amongst those in great need.

Karen is a gifted communicator and author. She speaks in a relational and often humorous way that connects with many different audiences. Her passion is in seeing people grow and live life to the fullest.

Karen has been married to Mark for 33 years and they have three adult children, Katie, Daniel and his wife, Julia and one grandchild, Zoe.

Karen will be speaking at the Closing Session of the Global Conference of Baptist Women which begins at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Baptist Women Conference Speakers

Karen Wilson


Asha Sanchu

(Nagaland, India)

Workshop Presenters

Laura McDaniel and Sonya Habimana

Finding and Forming Promising Young Leaders

Laura McDaniel is passionate about identifying and mentoring young leaders through UPTICK.
Sonya Habimana is the Chair of the UPTICK board and strives to cultivate the ministry to reach emerging young leaders everywhere.

Analia Tofful

Lift Women’s Honor

Analía Tofful de Castelao was the President the Baptist Women of Uruguay (2009-2013) and a Vice-President of UFBAL (2009-2018). Analia is married and has two children and 2 grandchildren.

Elissa Macpherson

Finding your self confidence to serve God fully

Elissa is the president of BWA Women’s branch, Baptist Women of the Pacific. She is a speaker and author of two books.

Gaopalelwe Seleka

Arousing the Deborah Spirit/Attitude (Judges 5:7)

Gaopalelwe, or more commonly known as Gao, is a mother, wife & community builder. She is an ordained pastor and pastor’s wife at Revival Baptist Church, Pretoria, South Africa.