Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee to Speak at Annual Breakfast

April 7, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee will be the featured speaker at the United Voices for Children’s Annual Breakfast on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Lee is also the co-executive director of the Garrett-Evanston Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program, a partnership with the city of Evanston, Evanston-Skokie School District 65, and other community groups including faith communities.  At the Breakfast Dr. Lee will speak on “’I’m not a mother, but I have children’: Compassion and Justice for All Our Children.”

United Voices for Children (UVC) is a coalition of  congregations, agencies, groups and individuals in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church that speaks and acts on behalf of children, youth and families in need.   At the Annual Breakfast UVC will honor the many congregations and individuals who are supporting its mission.  In addition, UVC will present three awards to honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or families in Northern Illinois.  Learn more about UVC and its programs at

The UVC Annual Breakfast will be held at 6:45 a.m. at the Pheasant Run Resort, in St. Charles, Illinois, during the session of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.  Advance reservations are requested to by May 24, 2017.