DOROTHY (DOTTIE) LATHAM
was born October 23, 1934 in Amsterdam, NY. She
currently lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Jim. She
married James Latham on May 13, 1961. Dottie has three grown
children, Steve, Patrick and Laurie, and four grandchildren.
Through her husband's career, she has held leadership roles in Navy
Wives' groups and social groups. Dottie is a very committed and
loyal person and reaches out to help bring all persons in her world
together under the love of Christ. She shows her true faith in
Christ this way. Dottie has been a member of Holy Spirit
Catholic Church since 1975, and a member of Church Women United for 38
years. As a member of Holy Sprit she is a committed leader.
In 1999, Dottie was appointed to represent Holy Spirit as Parish
Ecumenical Representative. In 2001 she founded the
ecumenical group, CUMLEGO, in Virginia Beach. In 2015, Dottie
turned the reins over as facilitator. The group changed the name
to Christian Ecumenical Network, where she still serves.
Dottie served as Church Women United, Virginia Beach Unit, as President from 2004 thru 2008. She served on the CWU State Board, from 2010 until December 31, 2018. She is still active on the CWU Virginia Beach Unit board. Dottie has been committed to growing the ecumenical connection among all Christians. She gets things done and sets high expectations for those who serve with her. She is a truly deserving woman to be nominated for the Valiant Woman Award.