New Wilmington Mission Conference


During this pre-recorded session, please join co-hosts Reverend Judy Nelson, long-time Conference leader and Chaplain at Tyson Foods, and the Reverends Aaron and Ayana Teter as we journey together into the virtual world of NWMC 2020. Tonight, we will venture into a liturgical Vespers experience that causes us to think about our stories and invites us into the larger story of God’s work in the world.

  • 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm – Evening Meeting with greetings and a few laughs with Tom English, welcome from NWMC Director – Ginny Teitt, featured speaker – Francesca Nuzzolese, and worship leader – Aaron Howard. Scripture: Luke 4:14-21


This live Zoom Session is hosted by Rev. Ayana Teter, Director of Vocational Discernment & Placement at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and her husband Aaron Teter, Minister of Education & Care at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Together they also pastor All Saints Community of Faith, a church plant in Pittsburgh, PA. As followers of Jesus Christ and a bi-racial couple, they are passionate about practices of racial justice and reconciliation.

The Teter’s welcome Rev. Charles George of Cape Town South Africa, founder of Home of Compassion Ministries. Charles and his wife Delecia minister broadly as the pastors of a church, feeding 6,000 people a week, teaching women to sew, building state-of-the-art tech centers, promoting education for all, facilitating drug rehab programs and so much more to lift all people out of poverty, illiteracy and hopelessness. You won’t want to miss hearing and interacting with this inspiring and informative World Changer.  

  • 11:00 am to 12:15 pm – morning meeting with Tom English, featured speaker – Francesca Nuzzolese, and worship leader – Ben Chavez. Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

  • 1:00 pm to 4:30 pmMission labs

  • 3:30 pm– Live Chat with Shane Bennett – more information to come soon.

  • 6:15 pm – “Practice of Lament”

    During this session, Rev.  Aaron and Ayana Teter lead us through a beautiful and ancient prayer practice, the prayer of lament. This prayer is an opportunity to offer ourselves to God, sharing with the Lord the brokenness of this world and seeking in its healing through a confession of trust in God. You are invited to join in and offer a prayer of lament.

  • 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm – evening meeting with Tom English, Ginny Teitt, speakers – Charles and Delecia George, and worship leader – Aaron Howard

  • 9:00 am – “Trauma Informed Ministry”

    Each day during her ministry at Tyson Foods, Rev. Judy Nelson is awakened to the struggles of some 1,200 team members and realizes again that we live in a world filled with the age-old trauma of addiction, abuse, and absent parents. We now add to that the new trauma of a deadly pandemic, a deep recession and reckoning with racism.  

    At this important time Reverend Dr Francesca Debora Nuzzolese, Pastoral Theologian, Psychotherapist, and Trauma Care Consultant will share from her vast experiences caring for those most affected. She will bring to light how churches, schools and day to day care of people are being transformed through the growing knowledge of trauma resiliency and trauma informed care. Don’t miss this special time with our featured Morning Meeting Speaker.

  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm – Sunday Morning Worship – with Tom English, Ginny Teitt, message from Francesca Nuzzolese, and worship with George Pendergrass.

  • 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Mission labs

  • 6:00 pm – “Say-so Meeting”

    Believing that space for communal reflection and thanksgiving is always needed and helpful, your hosts invite you into this time of living out the practice of the Israelites. Throughout the O.T. are the words, remember, tell the story. Psalm 107:2 says it this way, “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.“ We will enjoy fellowship on a Zoom call recalling the good things God has done in our midst, in our minds and in our hearts. Please join us for this meaningful wrap up of the Adult program in this live Zoom session.

  • 7:30 pm to 9 pm – evening meeting – live from Anderson Auditorium with Tom English, Ginny Teitt, speaker – Saleem Ghubril, and music by Matthew Montgomery.

*all times are Eastern Standard Time (New Wilmington time)

Content Playlists

Mission Vision


Mission Co-workers

Florence Muindi

mission coworkers and mission partners

speaker bios

Francesca Nuzzolese

Morning/Evening meeting Speaker

We are excited to welcome Francesca Nuzzolese back to NWMC.  Dr. Nuzzolese led one of the Adult Mission Studies in 2019, and we are excited to hear from her.

Francesca Nuzzolese is a pastoral theologian, psychotherapist and trauma care consultant.  Her life-work and experience span over a variety of cultural, geographical and denominational contexts, with critical competencies in cross-cultural teaching, training, and psychotherapeutic practice. Her chief vocational commitment is to create educational and therapeutic spaces, where individuals and communities can experience growth and fulfillment, healing and wholeness. She has two decades of experience teaching in higher education, training and consulting with NGOs on trauma care, and counseling individuals and communities in vulnerable predicaments.  She is a speaker known world-wide, presenting on a variety of topicsincluding Spirituality and Social Justice, Reconciliation, Approaches to Prayer, Theology of Mission, Peace and Justice, Pastoral and Mystical Theology, Re-humanization, Trauma Care, Human (sex and labor) Trafficking, Immigration and Dislocation, Cross-cultural Counseling and Education, and the Global Trauma Zone.