Women In Ministry Events


The Women in Ministry (WIM) Initiative of Princeton Theological Seminary sponsors regional groups of PTS alums along with other women in ministry to hold local events for mutual support, encouragement, and enrichment.  Interested in hosting a WIM event? 

Contact womeninministry@ptsem.edu


chicago event update

The Women in Ministry Chicago event took place at Fourth Presbyterian Church on October 15 and 16, 2018. The theme was “Women At the Crossroads; Finding Resilience in Ministry Through Coaching and Connection.” There were seventeen participants who came from near and far; a pastor/counselor with New Life Ministries who came from Rwanda, a chaplain and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel from San Antonio and two PTS alums from Long Island, NY. Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania were also represented as well as women in ministry in the local Chicago area.

Sonia Waters led Bible studies focusing on Hagar and the woman at the well and participants had the opportunity to choose from four coaching groups led by Elinor Hite, Jen Van Zandt, Aquellah Ligonde and Jen DeLong. Mary Beth Anton, the coordinator of the Women in Ministry Initiative at Princeton Theological Seminary said that “the group was diverse by geography, race, age and ministry context.” Heartfelt thanks go to Elinor Hite for handling all the logistics, Jen Van Zandt for helping with the organization and to Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Think about hosting a regional Women in Ministry event in your area. It is a great opportunity for fellowship, sharing and renewal. There are resources and support for helping you host an event. Contact womeninministry@ptsem.edu if you are interested in hosting an event. Be sure to check the UPCOMING EVENTS section. New gatherings are listed as they are scheduled and there may be one coming to your area.



February 6, 2019

Women in Ministry in West Texas: Preaching About Racism

Preaching about racism needs to happen more regularly in majority-white churches, and yet, it is a challenging subject to confront. Save the date and plan to join us at Grace Presbyterian Church in Midland, Texas on February 6, 2019. The Rev. Dr. Carolyn B. Helsel, renowned author and assistant professor of homiletics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will address ways to engage the subject of racism faithfully from the pulpit. The event will take place from noon- 2:30 pm and lunch will be served. For more information contact Mary Beth Anton, MDiv ‘89 at womeninministry @ptsem.edu.