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.


Jesus Means More — Fall Women’s Retreat

November 8-10, 2019
Laurel Lake Camp
Rossiter, Pa.

Celebrate thirty years of women’s retreats in November as featured speaker Marquita Klinedinst, momentswithJesus.org, challenges us to live focused on Jesus, laying aside every weight and sin that so easily ensnares and running, recognizing that Jesus means more than anything this world can offer.

NOTE FOR THOSE WANTING MOTEL-STYLE ROOMS: Baker Lodge motel rooms are filled. Only Smith Cabin motel rooms are available. They are in the lower village and will require walking through the woods to the lodge or driving.

CABINS are still available. Each cabin has a private bathroom. Only those registering together will be put into a cabin–we do not add people that you do not know or have not requested to your cabin.

Daughters of the King Teen Conference

November 17, 2019
Blue Mountain Academy
Hamburg, Pa.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm (lunch included)

For Young Women Only

In a world full of labels and pressures to “belong,” it’s easy to lose sight of who you are. Some days you just wish you were someone else. Girls ages 13-17 are invited to join Erica Jones, Assistant Women’s Ministries Director for the North American Division, and discover the source of your true identity, why it matters, and why there’s no one else in the world more wonderful to be than you!

For Moms and Youth Leaders

Moms, youth leaders & adult friends are invited to come along with their girls and join Tamyra Horst for morning & afternoon sessions exploring the crazy teenage years. Discover why eye rolling, tears, anger, and distance can be healthy, necessary and natural. We’ll look at ways to engage your daughter in constructive ways and even embrace the journey through seven stages to adulthood.

Celebrating 30 Years of Women’s Ministries!

April 16-17, 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.

Watch for more details about this exciting weekend!

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.


<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 more than nine books and 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. Click on the book title to learn more.