BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Clella Lee will join the national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) staff as leadership consultant on the adult resource team Jan. 6.
In the new role, Lee will create strategic plans for developing women in the area of leadership including an online leadership training program to further expand WMU’s Christian Women’s Leadership Center (CWLC).
The Christian Women’s Leadership Center is a partnership between WMU and Samford University for the purpose of assisting women of all walks of life in furthering their leadership capabilities. Lee will help guide and grow the CWLC by implementing plans for experiential learning opportunities, more internships for students at WMU and monthly leadership luncheons.
“Clella brings a great depth of knowledge and practical experience to WMU,” said Carol Causey, director of national WMU’s missions resource center. “Her role in leading the CWLC will give her and WMU an ideal platform to assist women in all spheres of life to be servant leaders. We are thrilled Clella is joining us.”
Most recently, Lee served on the staff of Lafayette Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., leading in the areas of evangelism and equipping from 2000 to 2008, and music and worship from 2008 until April of this year. Prior work experience includes serving at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, N.C., as an adjunct professor in 2010 and 2011 and as director of admissions and student affairs from 1997 until 2000. She also has 14 years of experience teaching in elementary schools, which will help give context and insight as she helps develop leadership content for all WMU age-level missions organizations.
Lee obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. and earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian education and Doctor of Ministry from Campbell University.
She and her husband, Brian, who is pastor of Shades Crest Baptist Church, reside in Birmingham, Ala.