O’Brien Award

The Dellanna West O'Brien Women's Leadership award endowment was created to honor the memory and legacy of Dellanna West O'Brien - Celebrating women who disciple others and invest in the next generation.

We must not stop. We must keep marching forward. We must trust our Guide and His promises.

Nominate someone for the O'Brien award

Dellanna O’Brien served as executive director of Woman’s Missionary Union from 1989 until 1999 and passed away in 2008. Upon her retirement, she was honored with the establishment of the Dellanna West O’Brien Award for Women’s Leadership Development. The prestigious leadership award recognizes Baptist women who demonstrate the ability to foster leadership in women, display the potential to be leaders in their community and world, and excel in missions discipleship. The award is also accompanied by a grant to allow the recipient to continue her ministry to others.

PAST AWARD WINNERS

Year Name State
2023
Cindy Vang
Minnesota
2022
Libby Krieg
Texas
2021
Cindy Walker
Louisiana
2019
Ruby Fulbright
North Carolina
2018
Ruba Abbassi
Texas
2017
Becky Sumrall
Tennessee
2016
Mindy Jamison
South Carolina
2015
Arlene Miller
Texas
2014
Ginger Smith
Texas
2013
Sook Jae Lee
Korea
2012
Mycie Vue
Minnesota
2011
Judith Edwards
New Mexico
2010
Mary Lou Serratt
Texas
2009
Diana Lewis
Arkansas
2008
Angela Kim
Texas
2007
Debby Akerman
South Carolina
2006
Eileen Mullins
Kentucky
2005
Linda Leathers
Tennessee
2004
Rebecca Carnell
Kentucky
2003
Kay Bennett
Louisiana
2002
Lora Lee Smith
Ohio
2001
Lillian Isaacs
Florida
2000
Marthan Chun
New York
1999
Elizabeth Ford
South Carolina

THE DELLANNA WEST O’BRIEN WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AWARD ENDOWMENT WAS CREATED TO HONOR THE MEMORY AND LEGACY OF DELLANNA WEST O’BRIEN—CELEBRATING WOMEN WHO DISCIPLE OTHERS AND INVEST IN THE NEXT GENERATION.

Zachariah Seanor

Director of Mission Advancement