This Sunday’s Guest Speaker – Melissa Wiginton

Melissa Wiginton is a member of Trinity UMC. She is the Vice President for Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, a new dimension of the seminary’s work which she began in January of this year. She holds an M. Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, a J. D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and a B. A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Austin is home for Melissa: she attended college and law school here and practiced law for a dozen years before changing her direction to earn the M. Div. degree. While practicing law, she served as president of the Austin Family Mediation Association and, with Mary Fogel, created Moving Through: A Workshop for Divorcing Families, the first educational program in Austin to help parents in conflictual divorces ease the children’s difficulty. In 1996, the Texas Senate recognized Ms. Wiginton for her work on behalf of Texas families.

Melissa is the mother of Betsy. Betsy and Sid’s daughter Rachel were classmates at Lee Elementary School. Melissa is married to Rev. David White, Ph. D., an ordained elder in the Mississippi Annual Conference of UMC, a professor at Austin Seminary, and an affiliate member of Trinity.

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About Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

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