“The Lord gave the word and great was the company of women who proclaimed it.” Psalms 68:11


Featured Profiles

Sandra Roberts

Sandra Roberts, who was elected as president of the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists on October 27, 2013 by a wide margin (72%-28%), has served as executive secretary of the SECC since 2004. Previously, she worked as a teacher, chaplain, youth director, and pastor. She received a doctorate of Ministry from Claremont School of Theology (2006) and a Masters degree from Andrews University (1984). In her acceptance speech as president, she noted that continuing GOd's work is not a top-down endeavor and that the SECC is committed to listening to the needs and views of its constituency. "We will make mission-oriented decisions," she said, asking for "your understanding, prayers and graciousness" in the days ahead. »news

Pastor Chris Oberg

Chris Oberg

In 2009, in a landmark decision, Pastor Chris Oberg, became the first woman to be named senior pastor of the La Sierra University Adventist Church, since the church was founded in the 1920’s.

In her new role as University Church pastor, Oberg takes a lead role in ministry efforts to both the multi-generational local church congregation of more than 2600 members, and the 2000 students enrolled at La Sierra University. Both the local congregation and the university student body exhibit a rich blend of ethnic diversity. »more


Sister Organizations

Association of Adventist Women

The mission of the Association of Adventist Women is to foster the participation of women in varied leadership roles in Seventh-day Adventist organizations, congregations, and communities. AAW has been an advocate for women in the SDA church, strongly recommending changes to various church entities to enable women to use their gifts fully and work with equity within the structure. »website

North American Division, Women's Ministries

The mission of the Women’s Ministries Department is to model Jesus Christ through meaningful relationships and effective ministries. We exist to encourage, equip, promote, and challenge Adventist women in their journey as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His Church and to bring women's unique perspectives to the issues facing the Church. »website

Center for Women Clergy

The Center for Women Clergy seeks to build support systems for women in ministry, foster spiritual and professional growth while at the seminary, create community among Adventist women clergy, and gather resources to assist them in their ministry. »website

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Women's Ministries

The Department of Women's Ministries exists to uphold, encourage, and challenge Adventist women in their pilgrimage as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His world church. »website

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