Columba Chang, Coordinator
Lilibeth Sabado, Member
Serafina Vuda, Member
They will assume office beginning January 1, 2012.
Columba Chang was one of the six pioneer lay missionaries of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. She arrived in the Philippines from Korea in June 1990 and served here until she was re-assigned to Myanmar in 2008. Columba worked with various ministries in the Philippines the first being in the lakeshore town of Jalajala, Rizal and the last being with the HIV/AIDSs ministry of the Diocese of Manila.
Lilibeth Sabado came to Lay Mission in 2002 from working as a nurse in her native Pagadian City. In July 2003, she was assigned to Taiwan and has been passionately working since with the migrant ministry of the Society based at the Catholic Hope Workers' Center (HWC). After several years at the HWC, Beth became the Center's director until July 2009 when she came home to the Philippines for home leave. She has conducted seminars and workshops on migration issues to graduating college students in the focus areas of Mindanao.
Serafina Vuda is the present coordinator of the LMCLT currently based in Ireland. She worked in Chile for three years and then Peru for six years before her current post.
by Marivic H. Mercene
CLM - Philippines