The New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC) is the longest-running Christian Mission focused event in the United States (117 years and counting). NWMC is intergenerational, meaning you will find programming for all ages, infants, children, students, families, youth groups, mission-minded individuals, pastors, and mission workers all have a place at the New Wilmington Mission Conference. NWMC is part church camp, it is part youth gathering, it is tradition while looking to the future, it is a place of learning, a place of fellowship, a place of growth, a place of love, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is a lot of different things to those who attend from over 30 states and 20 countries. In the end, most will tell you, NWMC is home
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 NWMC 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, and 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 seven children-in-law, as well as ten 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.
Assistant to the Director, NWMC
Rev. Sung Lee is a pastor, worship leader, and tech-savvy evangelist with a heart for mission and introducing people to Jesus Christ. He has over 30 years of ministry experience with youth, children, adults, and seniors and has led churches in Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Sung has also led mission teams in the U.S. and worldwide. Sung also comes to NWMC with many years of experience and expertise in technology and online social media and communications. Sung enjoys cooking, finding new places to eat his favorite foods, watching Star Wars or Marvel movies, and rooting for his favorite sports teams: the Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning! He also loves watching comedies, listening to music, and playing guitar. Sung is married to Rev. Dr. Hope Lee (Lead Pastor of Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, VA), and they have three children; Anna (18), Peter (14), and Maria (10).