Women's Ministries

Jane Harris

Women's Ministries Director




The Lake Union Women's Ministries Department is here to serve our local conferences and their churches in helping and equipping our women to become involved in at least one area of ministry or service. We also encourage our women to be a part of evangelism outreach programs, to be involved in their community and to reconnect with women and their families who have stopped attending church. 

We know that before we can do ministry and or evangelism, we must first each be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is only achieved by spending personal and dedicated time alone with God. God is our strength, our guide and our joy, looking forward to the day when this work will be ended and we see our loving Savior and Redeemer face to face. Until then, Adventist women will work together whenever and wherever we are needed within the Lake Union or around the world.  


 Special Women's Ministries Events


Be sure to visit www.nadwm.org/calendar to find more information about retreats and seminars in your area, and for up-to-date resources for the Women's Ministries special days and events listed below.

Women in the Lake Union join other ladies from all around the world church in observance of the following annual General Conference Women’s Ministries Sabbaths:    

  • Second Sabbath in June: Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day is designed to recognize the function of the Women’s Ministries in the church, in the home, and in the community.
  • Second Sabbath in July (only at NAD): Women’s Ministries Offering Day is designed so that funds are collected at the local church to support evangelism and leadership training of Women’s Ministries leaders.
  • Fourth Sabbath in August: EndItNow Day focuses on eliminating abuse in all its forms.


Conference Women's Ministries Directors

Illinois Conference

Diana Lamar


Indiana Conference

Tammy Begley


Lake Region

Trisha Wynn Payne


Michigan Conference

Jane Harris


Wisconsin Conference

Patricia Antoine-Norton


For additional information and assistance, please contact DeeAnn Bragaw, Women's Ministries director, North American Division. Her phone number is (443) 391 7264.