The purpose of the Women’s Ministries is to lift up Jesus Christ and to encourage women to grow in their relationship with God and understanding of His love through the value He gives them. As we are impacted by this deeper relationship with Christ, we will share Him with our family, friends, church, and community.


Women’s Retreats

We offer two annual women’s retreat–one held at a hotel with guest speaker and a more intimate, casual event held at Laurel Lake Camp with a local speaker. Both are designed to give women the opportunity to get away, recharge, build friendships, and grow deeper in their relationship with Christ.

Princess Teas

Princess Teas, created for little girls under 12, are a great church and community outreach. designed to help little girls grow up with the foundational truth that they are God’s princesses, planned uniquely and loved deeply. Attend a Conference event or plan your own. Princess Tea Ministry Resource.

Teen Conferences

Today’s teens face a myriad of challenges. Our Teen Conferences are designed to explore real-life topics with practical and biblical answers. Attend our annual conference or a teen track offered during one of our women’s retreats. Check out the gorgeous2god blog and Facebook page. Also check out the Youth Alive Portal for resources, training and much more!

Young Adults

We are intentionally seeking ways to connect with young adult women in relevant ways that build friendships, community and deeper relationships with God. Watch for upcoming events offering practical-real life topics, a meal, and conversations. Contact Tamyra Horst to be a part of this ministry.


Count me in for the fun!

Join us for our first Sunday Morning Brunch live via Zoom!

August 16, 2020 ~ 9:00-11:00 am

Wear your pajamas or sweats–this is a “come as you are” virtual event (via Zoom)! Enjoy your favorite breakfast dish comfy on your sofa as Amanda LaCamera, Adventist WholeHealth, demonstrates a yummy and healthy breakfast recipe. Then be inspired and challenged by Gianna Snell as she shares her story of how God turns pain into purpose.

Gianna Snell is a self-proclaimed “southern girl.” A daughter of a pastor, she was born in Selma, AL and grew up in Nashville, TN. She attended Oakwood University for two years then transferred to Andrews University where she graduated with dual degrees in Photographic Imaging and Communication.

In 2003, she married the love of her life, Pastor Debleaire Snell. They have been married for 17 years and currently live in Huntsville, AL, where he pastors the First Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Gianna is the founder of Psalm 113:9 Ministries, a support group that seeks to encourage women who are struggling with infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss. She seeks to encourage others with a promise God gave her, that God can settle barren women in their homes as happy mothers of children. (Psalm 113:9) She is a witness because they lost four babies, but God restored! And they are now grateful parents to three miracle children, Jadon (10), Brooke (7) and Braydon (5). In 2020, this ministry was relaunched as They That Wait Ministries, which aims to help people who are waiting on God, wait well and with joy.

She is a published writer, a budding speaker, and an accomplished portrait artist. She owns her own company, Gianna Snell Photography, and loves capturing the genuine connections and expressions of her clients.


<a href="mailto:thorst@paconference.org">Tamyra Horst</a>

Tamyra Horst

Women’s Ministries
Family Ministries
Prayer Ministries

Women’s Ministries Director Tamyra Horst has been serving God and His daughters in women’s ministries for more than 25 years. Her desire is to “encourage, equip and challenge women to grow deeply and serve uniquely.” She is passionate about helping women of all ages–young, old and in-between–learn to truly believe that God loves them and live like it. An author of ten books including her newest, “Enough: Discovering a God Who is Enough When You’re Not”, along with many women’s ministries resources, Tamyra is a speaker and leader with a passion for God’s Word and sharing Him with others. She serves not only as the Pennsylvania Conference Women’s Ministries Director, but also as the Columbia Union Women’s Ministries Director.

She is also the author of “Strengthening Your Church Through Women’s Ministries,” a practical guide filled with ideas for creative and impacting ministries local church women’s ministries groups can do that will help connect women in their churches and communities with each other and with a God who is crazy about them. She’s also written the Real series of seminars for teens, Real Love, Real Me, Real Friends, and Real Beauty. Click on the book title to learn more.