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.


In the coming weeks, as we learn more about the coronavirus, we will share updates on plans for our God’s Girls Gala and spring retreat. At this time, there have been no changes to the schedule, though, as we are monitoring the situation, that may change.

We invite you to join us in prayer for the countless individuals around the world who are infected, their families, neighbors and colleagues. Pray also for the nurses and doctors assigned to care for the sick and the scientists who are searching for an effective vaccine.

God’s Girls Gala

This event has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who have already registered will receive a complete refund shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience and invite you to join us praying for those impacted by the virus, health care professionals, government officials, and all those concerned and anxious.

Girls 11-14 years old, moms, and youth leaders are invited to join us for a fun-filled day as we tackle the crazy emotional, physical, social, and spiritual transitions of the teen years with practical information, laughter, a craft or two, and a great meal together.

Cost of $20.00 per person (girls and adults) includes all sessions, activities and lunch.

Celebrating 30 Years of Women’s Ministries!

This event has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Those who have already registered will receive a refund in the mail shortly. We are sorry for the inconvenience and invite you to pray for our communities, health care workers, leaders, and those impacted by this virus. 

One-day Retreat: April 18, 2020
Weekend Retreat: April 17-19, 2020

Red Lion Hotel
Harrisburg, Pa.

Plan now to join us for this special retreat weekend as Janet Page, General Conference Ministerial Associate for Prayer and Ministry Families, shares God’s Word as we celebrate 30 years of Women’s Ministries in Pennsylvania Conference. Janet was our first women’s ministries director, beginning this life-impacting ministry here and is joining us to celebrate 30 years.

Other speakers include Erica Jones, Shalini David, and Paige Engle.

The weekend will include main worship presentations, a teen track, breakouts, and gatherings just for young adults. We’ll also offer “speed seminars” Sabbath afternoon and “speed friending” Sabbath morning. (Note breakouts and tracks for teens/young adults will also be offered during those times.)

Saturday evening will feature a celebration banquet as we recognize women’s ministries leaders who have impacted their churches and communities and others who have shared God with women in powerful ways.

Come for one-day or for the entire weekend, but don’t miss this exciting weekend. Bring your girlfriends, your teens, your young adults, and those you’re hoping to build a stronger friendship!

Our Speakers

Janet serves as the General Conference Associate Ministerial Secretary for Pastoral Families and Prayer Ministries. She is editor of “The Journal, A Resource for Ministry Spouses”. She was previously the Prayer, Women’s, and Pastoral Families Ministries leader for the Central California and Pennsylvania Conferences in North America.

Janet is passionate about knowing Jesus intimately, seeing His power unleashed through His people’s prayers, training and resourcing leaders and their families, and ministering to people around the world with the Lord. She has two loving sons, two amazing daughter-in-law’s and five precious grandchildren!

Erica Jones, North American Division Women’s Ministries Assistant Director, will be speaking to teens during a teen track. Erica is the force behind gorgeous2god, a ministry that connects with teens and young adults through a blog, Facebook, Instagram, and now a YouTube channel.

Shalini David is president, CEO and founder of Christalis, a ministry that provides love, shelter, education, and support to children who are victims of various injustices in southwestern Uganda. Learn more at www.christalis.org. Shalini will be sharing during both our young adult breakout and our adult breakout.

Paige Engle is a writer and speaker who loves to apply deep truths to everyday life. Using her personal experiences, and knack for storytelling, she passionately encourages women to seek an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. She is an active member of the Sherman’s Dale Seventh-day Adventist Church and lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband and two collies.

Impact Nominations

Saturday evening at the retreat we will celebrate 30 years of women’s ministries here in Pennsylvania and recognize women who have impacted their churches and communities. Please nominate a woman in your church who has been a leader in encouraging, equipping, and challenging women to grow deeper in their relationship with God and helped them use their specific gifts and talents to serve Him.

Women of Impact Nomination


<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.