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.


Hopeful Hearts – A one-day retreat

Join us for a one-day event in the beautiful and historic town of Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Our time together will feature worship, God’s Word, time to connect with friends old and new, a boxed lunch, and much more, as we find courage, hope and peace in a world gone crazy. Located at The Loft on Hershey Farms, you’ll see the Sight and Sound theater on the hill outside.

Want to make it a weekend?

Bring your girlfriends and stay at Hershey Farm Inn. (Click here for more information or to book lodging.) Walk the brick sidewalks of Strasburg and enjoy lunch at the Speckled Hen or Agape Café, or a snack at The Creamery on the town square.

Reserve tickets to see “Esther” on stage at Sight and Sound Theater, walking distance from Hershey Farms Friday afternoon or evening or Saturday evening. (Click here for more information or to reserve tickets.)

Enjoy shopping? Both Tanger Outlets and Rockvale Square are a short distance away.

(Note that lodging and tickets to Esther are not included in the price of our one-day event and are booked separately.)

Our Speaker

Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie is an international speaker, motivator and lover of God.  She is a native of The Bahamas.  She currently serves as the Women’s Ministries Director of the Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and Associate Pastor of the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Columbia Maryland specializing in Children’s and Youth Ministries.

She served as in ministry in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands.  During her tenure in ministry, she was blessed with the opportunity to serve as Children’s Ministry Director and member of the Board of Education in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  She founded Straight Talk Ministries in the Turks and Caicos Islands designed to motivate, educate and develop young people spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Anastacia graduated with a Master of Divinity from Andrews University where she served as Children’s Ministry Director of the Center for Youth Evangelism (Lake Union), graduate assistant, and Vice-President of Spiritual Affairs for the Women’s Clergy Network and Chaplain of the Black Students Association.

She is passionate about making Jesus simply irresistible to children and young people.

God’s Girls Gala

Girls ages 11-14 (and their moms!) are invited to an afternoon where we will tackle the crazy impact physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually on a girl’s heart and thinking as she transitions from girl to teen to young woman. You’ll hear from young adult women who have been there and done that. We’ll share practical info and have fun in the process!

When: April 18, 2021 – 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Grace Outlet Seventh-day Adventist Church, 150 Green Valley Rd, Sinking Springs, Pa.

Who: Girls 11-14 and their moms, aunts, youth leaders

Cost: $20 per person includes sessions, materials, crafts and snacks

Join us for an afternoon of learning, fun, crafts, discussion and more! A great girls-time out for moms and daughters, aunts and nieces, youth leaders and their girls!

Weekend Women’s Retreat – Expectant Hope

Mark your calendars and watch for more information!

Enjoyed our August 2020 Sunday Morning Brunch? Here are the recipes demonstrated by Amanda LaCamera, Adventist WholeHealth Network. Download here.


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.


<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.