Women in Ministry

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.



Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives Gatherings
Monday, April 20 | 7:00 – 9:00PM | Sweeting’s Home

Our special guest will be the Director of Clinical Operations for the Oviedo Counseling Clinic, Sarah Baker, MA. Sarah will be sharing with us important information about ministering to people with mental health issues.

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.
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)

Field Trip Translation Completion & Scripture Celebration @ Wycliffe Bible Translators
Thursday, April 9 | 10AM – 2:00PM 

Join us in celebrating with people groups who recently received the greatest gift of all - the Bible in their own languages. A caravan from RTS leaving at 9:00 am or meet in the lobby of the Discovery Center at Wycliffe at 9:45 am. Wycliffe USA President and CEO, Bob Creson, will be hosting our group for lunch after the celebration. We will return to RTS by 2:00 pm. This is a free event. If you are willing to be a caravan driver or plan to bring additional guests please RSVP to Leigh Swanson by April 1st.Wycliffe is located at 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32832.

"This is a wonderful opportunity, and if you have never seen their presentation on Bible translation, you should. I hope as many of us, including students and families, that can possibly attend, will go. It is a great inspiration on the translation and the power of the Bible. Our family went a few years ago. I encourage you to attend." - President Don Sweeting 

Spring Brunch and Graduation Celebration with Christy Gambrell
Saturday, May 9 | 10AM - Noon | Fellowship Hall

This brunch honors our female graduates and the wives of graduates. Our speaker will be Christy Gambrell, Director of Women’s Ministry at Orangewood (PCA). Christy is a recent graduate of Covenant Seminary and is married to Dave Gambrell, Assistant Pastor at Orangewood.

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

WiM Gallery