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03/24/14 3:27 pm Age: 1 year

Women of Vision Leader to Speak for Vespers


By: Rachel Wood

April 4 Service to Feature Marilee Dunker

Marilee Dunker has dedicated her life to humanitarian causes.

Marilee Dunker, advocate for the poor and daughter of the founder of World Vision, will speak at Vespers on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at the Walla Walla University Church.

Dunker is an author, speaker, and radio personality who travels the globe to advocate for children and families affected by poverty. She also works to inspire women’s groups and youth to care for those in need. Dunker says, “I want to bring attention to the fact that each of us by God’s grace can do something to ease suffering in our world.”

Dunker is an energetic, creative speaker who has a gift for storytelling. Through her ministry experience, she has worked with people from all walks of life and has seen God working in their lives in amazing ways.

In 2001, she discovered her passion for ministering to others and joined her father’s company, World Vision. This global Christian humanitarian organization is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Dunker is currently the senior advisor to Women of Vision, a ministry of World Vision. She explains that the mission of this women’s ministry “is to connect, educate, and empower women to make a difference in the lives of impoverished women and children both here and around the world.”

Dunker and her husband of 35 years, have two daughters, and three grandchildren. She has written four books, including a biography about her father, Bob Pierce, titled "Man of Vision: The Candid, Compelling Story of Bob and Lorraine Pierce."

Published March 24, 2014.

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