Affinity Virtual Gatherings

We will offer the following Affinity Virtual Gatherings with the following National Women’s Ministry Team Members. To sign up for an Affinity Group, click here (no charge). To get the link, be sure you are signed in and go to the LINKS menu item.

See the calendar for dates.

International Women’s Ministry with Connie Miller

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm EST

Connie Miller and her husband Mike, just celebrated 41 years of marriage. Together they served on staff with the ministry of CRU, church planted in south Florida, and presently reside in Matthews, NC where Mike serves as the Pastor of Global Outreach and Missions at Christ Covenant Church. Taking on the dual roles as a National Trainer and our International Women’s Ministry Advisor, she praises God for the opportunities to speak at training events in South America, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Germany, and England. She helped co-author Hinged: Vitally Connected to Christ and His Church. They have three adult children and two adorable grand-baby boys, Bo and Grisham.

Women’s Ministry in Church Plants with Carrie Mills

Tuesday, March 2, 5:00 pm EST

Carrie Mills is married to PCA Pastor Brad Mills for the past 21 years. She is the mother of four beautiful children ranging in ages 17-10 years old. She is active in her homeschool community and directs a high school class for Classical Conversations. Carrie also serves as CDM’s West Coast Regional Advisor. After graduating seminary, her family moved back to their hometown where they planted Grace Presbyterian Church in Fresno, California, where they are currently serving.

Faith and Arts with Lisa Tarplee

Saturday, March 6, 11:00 am EST

Lisa Tarplee is wife to Adam and mother to Andrew (11) and Matthew (8). A graduate from Belhaven University, she is most thankful of BU as the place where her love for the Lord was ignited. Currently she volunteers in her church’s women’s ministry and loves teaching and discipling women. A creative at heart, Lisa enjoys painting with wax (encaustic) and growing as an artist who reflects God’s grace through her work. Lisa serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as a Regional Advisor.

Elders’ Wives with Marcie Tuten

Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 pm EST

Marcie Tuten is wife to Chris and mom to three little ladies.  She lives in Atlanta, GA where she likes to drink coffee, read, and spend time with her family. Marcie serves on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Trainer.

Presbytery Women’s Ministry with Rachel Craddock

Saturday, April 10, 11:00 am EST

Rachel Craddock is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (B.A. Education) and a first-grade teacher at heart. Rachel has been a member of the PCA since becoming a Christian in 2003 through the ministry of Campus Outreach. She currently serves as CDM’s Regional Advisor to Women’s Ministry in Mid America. She is the author of Slowly Unraveled: Changed from the Inside Out (CDM, January 2019) and a contributor to Hinged: Vitally Connected to Christ and His Church (CDM, January 2020). Rachel is married to Michael and together they have four children: Ezra, Asher, Caleb, and Lydia Jane. rachelcraddock.com

Chaplain and Military Spouses with Chandra Oliver

Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 pm EST

Chandra Oliver resides in Washington state with her husband, Matthew, a PCA teaching elder and Army Chaplain. Most days are spent facilitating women’s Bible study, or teaching classes for military spouses, or chasing cats. However, at the end of the day, few things compare to sweet conversations around the dinner table–a foretaste of Heaven. Currently, Chandra serves on the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Trainer and Advisor-At-Large for Chaplain and Military Wives.

Revitalizing a Women’s Ministry with Jamie Williams

Saturday, April 17, 10:00 am EST

Jamie Williams currently serves as the Women’s Ministry Director at Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church in Port Orange, FL and serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as Regional Advisor to Florida. She has taught women’s Bible studies, Sunday school and VBS. In addition, she has facilitated Titus 2 groups, discipled middle school and high school girls, led women’s ministry events, and coordinated women’s ministry conferences and retreats. Jamie has been married to Gabriel, a Ruling Elder in their church, for 18 years, and together they have four children and two grandchildren.

Foster Care and Adoption Group with Shea Patrick

Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 pm EST

Shea Patrick is a former Alabama lawyer, now SAHM living in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She and her pastor-hubby have four children, including two adopted from foster care.  Shea loves live music, reading, and watching reruns of the Golden Girls and Designing Women. She loves her church, Trinity Presbyterian, and  serves with the kids, music, missions, and women’s ministries. Shea serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry Team as a Regional Advisor.

PCA Women who Enjoy Writing with Christina Fox

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 pm EST

Christina Fox received her undergraduate degree from Covenant College and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a writer, speaker, and author of several books: A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of LamentCloser Than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendships to FlourishIdols of a Mother’s Heart,  Sufficient Hope: Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Moms and Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the Lord. You can also find her work at TGC, Ligonier Ministries, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Revive our Hearts, Desiring God, among others. Christina is on the national women’s ministry team as Regional Advisor of the Southeast. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and two boys. You can find her at www.christinafox.com, @christinarfox and at Facebook.com/ChristinaFoxAuthor.

Women’s Ministry in Urban Churches with Lisa Tarplee and Ronjanett Taylor

Thursday, April 29, 8:00 pm EST

Lisa Tarplee is wife to Adam and mother to Andrew (11) and Matthew (8). A graduate from Belhaven University, she is most thankful of BU as the place where her love for the Lord was ignited. Currently she volunteers in her church’s women’s ministry and loves teaching and discipling women. A creative at heart, Lisa enjoys painting with wax (encaustic) and growing as an artist who reflects God’s grace through her work. Lisa serves on the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM) National Women’s Ministry team as a Regional Advisor.

Ronjanett Taylor is the wife of ruling elder Bryant, mother of three, and GiGi to two little granddaughters. She has been a member of Redeemer Church PCA in Jackson, MS since its inception in 2004 and coordinates the Sister Cooks ministry. She served as the At Large Advisor for Diversity on the PCA Women’s Ministry team. The common thread running through all her ministry involvement is serving and connecting God’s people of many ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with joy through the Gospel. She works full time as state director for the America Reads – Mississippi AmeriCorps Program.

Diversity in Women’s Ministry with Vanessa Hawkins

Saturday, May 1, 10:00 am EST

Vanessa Hawkins is the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church Augusta. In 2017, she received her Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary where she is currently pursuing her DMin in Cultural Apologetics and Communication. She also serves as the Diversity Advisor for the PCA’s Women’s Ministry. She is honored to be the wife of her third grade friend Marcus, and together they are the parents of Kayla, Sydney, Chelsey and a rambunctious boxer named Caspian. She enjoys a moderate hike, good conversation and a hot cup of tea.

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