Women in Ministry (WiM) is a ministry for all women affiliated with RTS that provides fellowship, fosters connection to the broader seminary community, equips each woman to build the kingdom in her respective calling, and encourages women to live passionately in submission to Christ.

WiM provides opportunities for connection through Bible studies and process groups, retreats, seminars, and fellowship events. We encourage the wives of students to take advantage of the spouse scholarship and enroll in or audit classes as they are able. Our hope is that all women will come away from seminary having experienced meaningful relationships and spiritual growth.



Therefore We Will Not Fear: A Morning Retreat on Psalm 46
Saturday, February 8 | 8:15a - 12n | St. Augustine Chapel, Canterbury Retreat Center

Come at 8:15 for danish and coffee. We will start promptly at 8:30! Join us in St. Augustine’s Chapel on the beautiful grounds of the Canterbury Retreat Center: 1601 N. Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. (http://www.canterburyretreat.org) With music by our own Rachel Cohen, Dr. Carla Waterman (http://inthekingdominstitute.org) will guide our time or worship, reflection and solitude. Dr. Waterman has a M.A. in Family and Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. She has taught at Wheaton College, Northern Seminary, and the Robert E Webber Institute of Worship Studies. Currently, Carla has an extensive retreat ministry, both in the United States and overseas. She and her husband, Wyatt, attend Church of the Incarnation in Oviedo, where Carla is the worship leader. 

Please contact Leigh Swanson at lswanson@rts.edu for more information or to RSVP.


Connections Lunch with Elise Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, February 18 | 12n | Fellowship Hall

We welcome author and speaker Elyse Fitzpartick  (http://www.elysefitzpatrick.com) to RTS! Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 18 books on daily living and the Christian life. A frequent speaker at women’s conferences, she has been married for nearly 40 years and has three adult children and six grandchildren. Lunch is provide but an RSVP is required! RSVP deadline: Friday, February 14th.

Please contact Leigh Swanson at lswanson@rts.edu for more information or to RSVP.

Spring Brunch Honoring our Women Graduates and Graduates' Wives
Saturday, April 12 | 10a - 12n | Fellowship Hall

Details to follow. Please contact Leigh Swanson at lswanson@rts.edu for more information or to RSVP.

Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives’ Gatherings
February 13, March 6 and April 3 | 7pm |The Sweetings Home

Join Christina Sweeting (current student and wife of Don Sweeting, RTSO President) and Leigh Swanson (Associate Dean of Students and wife of David Swanson, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando) for an honest conversation about the blessings and challenges of being the wife of a pastor.  Christina and Leigh have both been pastor’s wives for over 20 years.

The Sweeting’s home is located at:
 2875 Willow Bay Terrace
Casselberry, FL 32707
(to get in the gate find "Sweeting" in the gate kiosk, dial the number, and Christina will let you in)

Please contact Leigh Swanson at lswanson@rts.edu for more information or to RSVP.

Contact Us
For more information about any of the WiM events or to get more involved, please contact Leigh Swanson, Associate Dean of Students at RTS Orlando, at lswanson@rts.edu.