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To honor Val’s dedication and contributions to Christian education, we invite event participants to contribute to the Val Murphy Offering Annual Event Offering at the 2024 APCE Annual Event. Val’s love for nurturing disciples lives on through your Annual Event donations: in the scholarship recipients who experience the Annual Event and in the 2024 local mission. The Val Murphy Annual Event Offering – is shared between a local mission (25%) and scholarships (75%). This year’s local mission is the Oasis Women’s Center, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence.
This offering will be received in person during the Annual Event. You may also choose to donate when you register for the Annual Event or here.

Who is Val Murphy?


E. Valeria Murphy was a pioneer for minorities in Christian education. Val brought a dedication to her ministry that was recognized by APCE when she received the first ever LIFE Achievement award. Her love of Christian education inspired APCE to establish the APCE scholarship program in her honor in 1988.
Val Murphy loved the Annual Event, and she attended every year from its early days in a former version of APCE to the 1987 APCE Annual Event. Those who knew and loved Val Murphy were inspired just to be in her presence.

2024 Local Mission: Oasis Women’s Center

The mission of Oasis Women’s Center is to provide emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence victims are frightened for themselves and their children. It is often difficult for them to leave or stay and maintain safety for many reasons including that they are often blamed for their own victimization. It is vital to the safety of our community that victims are provided effective services and those who use harm in relationships are held accountable. Our vision is a community where families are safe in their own home. We seek to create a safer community through quality services. Our vision, simply put, is: Safe and peaceful families, safe and peaceful communities.
We are committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for adults and children, counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. Our services are free and confidential.
Visit https://oasiswomenscenter.org to learn more about this ministry.