Micayla Neill, Westwood’s Associate Pastor for Family Ministries, has been selected to be one of twenty in the nation to be a part of the 2021-23 Baptist Women in Ministry Mentoring Cohort. The Mentoring Cohort offers new ministers an opportunity to participate in two years of intentional mentoring with a seasoned Baptist minister and a group of peers. These mentoring groups serve as communities of support, encouragement, and guidance. The BWIM Mentoring program is open to Baptist women who have served in their current area of ministry for  less than three years and are ministering in churches, chaplaincy, non-profit work, and other “outside-the-box” ministry settings. This year’s Cohort represent six Baptist denominations: Alliance of Baptists, American Baptist Churches, USA, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, National Baptist Convention, USA, and Progressive National Baptist Convention. Included in this cohort are four pastors, twelve associate pastors/staff ministers, two chaplains, one non-profit staff member, and one out-of-the-box minister. They serve in ten different states: Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Congratulations, Micayla! We are excited about this opportunity for you!