Congratulations to Jennifer Ernst, Hope for Humanity's co-founder, who was nominated as an Honored Woman by the ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
An excerpt from the May 2009 Virginia Episcopalian article by Emily Cherry:
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The day’s events will also include a special recognition of Virginia’s nominee for ECW Honored Woman, Jennifer Ernst. Ms. Ernst, a member of Christ Church, Glen Allen, began volunteering with the Sudanese refugee community in Richmond in 1999. Since that time, she has worked to develop worship services in the tribal Dinka language; organized a yearly Walk for Sudan to raise money for schools in southern Sudan; with her husband, Darryl, founded Hope for Humanity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education for the youth of Southern Sudan, and secured funding for Hope and Resurrection Secondary School in Atiaba, Sudan. To date, 25 students have graduated from the school, which opened its doors in spring 2008.
Ms. Ernst will be honored with other dioceses’ Honored Women at the ECW Triennial Conference, which takes place concurrently with the General Convention meeting of the Episcopal Church in July in Anaheim. One diocesan nominee will be selected as the National ECW Honored Woman at Triennial.
Jennifer Ernst, pictured here with her husband Darryl at the opening of the Hope and Resurrection Secondary School, received the Virginia ECW’s nomination for Honored Woman of the Year for her work in Sudan.