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Global Conference of Baptist Women > Workshop Presenters > Laura McDaniel and Sonya Habimana

Laura McDaniel and Sonya Habimana

From Country: USA
Representing: BGAV/Uptick

Laura McDaniel is an ordained minister, attorney, entrepreneur, mentor, wife and mother who is passionate about identifying and mentoring young leaders through UPTICK. As the former Executive Director for Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia, Laura continues to seek opportunities to help women discover their calling for greater Kingdom influence. She is married to Henry and their son, Patrick, ministers to Farsi speaking asylum seekers in Vienna with Projekt:Gemeinde of the Austrian Baptist Union.

Sonya Habimana is the Chair of the UPTICK board and strives to cultivate the ministry to reach emerging young leaders everywhere. She is an ordained minister gifted for equipping saints, proclaiming God’s Word and enabling God’s people to embrace the “Aha” moment that enlightens lives. Alongside her gospel calling, Sonya is also a retired fortune 500 executive with numerous years of senior leadership business expertise. Sonya’s beloved is Gerard and their daughter, Takisha.

Finding and Forming Promising Young Leaders

Workshop Title

Many organizations, including churches, know they need to bring younger leaders on board to remain relevant and viable for the future. Yet they do not know where to find talented young people or their training process is not relevant for today’s culture. For over a decade, UPTICK used its process to identify (“find”) young leaders who have great potential and equip (“form”) them for maximum influence and impact where they serve. If you want to learn how to “find” and “form” the next generation of leaders, then this workshop will provide practical tools and information for you to begin this important journey.

From this workshop you will learn practical tips and tools to:

  1. Identify young leaders who have great potential, and
  2. equip these young leaders for great influence and impact.

Baptist Women Conference Speakers

Karen Wilson

(Australia)

Asha Sanchu

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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.

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