CURRENT LUNCH EVENT——-February 21st —- Melinda Gardner


Women With Purpose Luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club in Lake Hallie (Chippewa Falls) on Wednesday,  February 21st at 11:45am-1pm. WWP’s featured guest speaker this month will be Melinda Gardner :

Melinda Gjerness Gardner is the longest serving Care-Net PCC Director in the nation. She has been at the APPLE Pregnancy Care Center since it opened in 1981. She is an alumni of Hillcrest Academy, and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Melinda writes and speaks regularly on Abortion, Pregnancy Center Ministry, and teaches young people about “Love, Sex and Healthy Relationships.”

Melinda received the Perseverance Award from Care-Net in 2014. She was selected for the Eau Claire Community Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015.

Melinda is married to Daniel Gardner, mother of 2 adult daughters and grandmother to 8 year old Braeden. She is the daughter of a pastor/seminary professor and learned about ministry growing up. She is an avid watercolor artist and loves to travel, read and write.

Topic:  What Inspires You? 

There’s joy and adventure in the journey. We’ll talk about finding the things that inspire us, using our gifts, and serving others.