DIRECTOR ~REV. GINNY TEITT



Rev. Virginia R. Teitt became the Director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference in November 2016.


Ginny believes that her ministry and mission opportunities over the years have prepared her for the exciting opportunity to serve as the new Director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference. She has attended Conference since 1997 and during that time she has served in many roles, including six years on the Board of Managers, Coordinator of the Young Adult Program, developing the post young adult GAP program as well as exploring other outreach possibilities.


In 2003 Ginny became the Organizing Pastor of a new church in an area northwest of Columbus, Ohio. Concord Presbyterian Church was formed with a focus on mission service and many members have been inspired by time at NWMC. Ginny’s ministry outreach in the U.S. has focused on reaching out to the “unchurched” across all age groups, inviting and inspiring those seeking deeper meaning in their spiritual walk regardless of their religious background to personal spiritual transformation in Christ and engagement in local and regional mission ministries. Emphasizing the personal awakening and spiritual empowerment of “reverse missions,” Ginny has taken those she’s engaged locally and organized, led and participated in regional and global mission outreach and ministry programs throughout her life. Her international grassroots mission outreach includes experience in Ethiopia, Thailand and Indonesia, Honduras, Haiti and Mexico, a trip with WMI (World Mission Initiative) to Vietnam, as well as a visioning trip recently with pastors and mission leaders across the globe to Catania, Sicily to engage with refugees from Syria and North Africa. Ginny and the church she serves have also been active in local and national missions with a special emphasis on outreach to immigrants and refugees. She also has worked to guide, mentor and support missionaries serving in India, Costa Rica, and Liberia. 


She has served as a Perspectives Instructor, Adjunct Seminary Professor, and Chair of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley Global Missions Committee. Ginny has deep roots in missions; her parents were pioneer missionaries in Sudan and were instrumental in translating the first New Testament in the Dinka language. Growing up, missions and mission opportunities were conversations in the home as well as a profession for her father, Paris W. Reidhead, who traveled as a mission mobilizing speaker. He founded a number of Christian mission organizations to offer economic opportunities for sustainable living in countries around the globe (endpoverty.org being one of them).


Ginny and her husband Jim, an Environmental Consultant, have been married for 41 years and are parents to seven children. They have five children-in-law as well as four grandchildren all of whom share their heart for missions and evangelism. Recognizing the challenge of the changing times, Ginny is seeking to prayerfully study and learn how we can continue the rich legacy of this unique conference while offering opportunities for new generations to respond to God’s call.  

Board of Managers

Chair of the Board

Mr. Tom English


Vice Chair of the Board

Rev. Judy Nelson


Class of 2018

Rev. Tod Custer

Mr. Doug Garner

Ms. Barb Gusew

Ms. Traci Stapleton


Class of 2019

Mr. Scott Boyd

Ms. Jessie Brooks

Ms. Renee Bronzetti

Rev. Chip Stapleton


Class of 2020

Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell

Rev. Michael Gerling

Ms. Erin Shehata

Ms. Julie Stinson


Ex-Officio

Brian Stack ~ Foundation Chair

Rev. Jim Mohr ~Westminster College Liaison

Ellen Sherby ~ PCUSA Liaison