Upon the death of our founder, the mantle for leadership fell upon, Dr. Rendella Lucas Gayton, who served our organization as the second president from 1957 to 1978. She was a very capable leader, a hard worker and carried on the work of Dr. Elizabeth Coles Bouey in an excellent manner. As a woman of faith, wisdom and intellect, she took the initial steps in developing a well-balanced Education Department. A hallmark of her administration was the liquidation of the mortgage of the property in Richmond. We are blessed to have this beloved woman of God, who walked with our founder, continue to play an active role in the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows, Inc. She is indeed a role model to all who come in contact with her, she continues to enthusiastically work in the IIAMWMW, Inc. to keep the founder’s vision going.