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Disciples Women’s Ministries

Disciples Women’s Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin is a conduit to connect and empower women of the region in their diverse ministries as they grow individually and communally as disciples of Jesus the Christ.


The purpose of Disciples Women’s Ministries is to provide leadership, guidance and a communication channel for the women of the region as they share the Good News through:

  • Worship for spiritual growth and renewed discipleship;
  • Bible study for greater knowledge, understanding, and service;
  • Participation in mission, advocacy, and service;
  • Networking and fellowship for building the faith community locally, regionally, and throughout the whole church;
  • Leadership training for the service to God in Disciples Women, the church, and the community;
  • Stewardship of time, talent, and resources for the mission of the church;
  • Accountability and personal responsibility for the mission of Jesus the Christ through the church.

If you are a Disciples and a woman, then you are a Disciples Woman!



30sepAll Day01octCCIW Disciples Women's Fall RetreatSeason of Life: Living in Love


30sepAll Day01octCCIW Disciples Women's Fall RetreatSeason of Life: Living in Love

28oct10:00 pm11:30 pmCoffee ConnectionDomestic Violence Awareness Month

YOUR Disciples Women Ministry Leadership Team


Rev. Dr. Beth Rupe, CCIW Disciples Women’s Coordinator
Contact Information: (309)224-0538; [email protected]

President   – Ginger Harris  (2024)

Vice-President – currently seeking

Secretary  – Cynthia Weber (2024)

Service Director – Jane Cahill   (2023)

Worship Director – currently seeking

Communication (total 6) 


  • Sharon Pincham 2024
  • Daphne Hayes 2023 (eligibility for 2024 – 2025)


  • currently seeking


  • currently seeking


  • Jacqueline Meyers (2023)
  • Heather Rinderer    (2023)
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February 13, 2023 in Women

Woman-to-Woman 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide Journey to East Asia in September 2023! Travel with Disciples Women to Japan and South Korea to engage intersections of political,…
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January 19, 2023 in Events, news, Women

Celebrate Women’s History Month: Share Your Story

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