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.



Welcome Lunch
Saturday, August 29 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM | RTS Fellowship Hall

Join women from the RTS community for fellowship and encouragement. Meet faculty wives, staff, students, and student wives and hear about the many opportunities for women to connect through Women in Ministry (WiM). Our speaker is Leigh Swanson, Associate Dean of Students. Lunch is provided by Bernie’s Gourmet. Watch for an Evite! Need more information? Email Kim at

Beach Retreat: “Hope Unashamed”
Friday, Sept 25 - Saturday, Sept 26 | Hampton Inn, New Smyrna Beach

This 24 hour get away is the perfect opportunity to connect with other women at RTS. Arrive anytime after 4:00PM on Friday and enjoy beach time, group activities, worship, and plenty of down time. Christina Sweeting and Rachel Cohen will lead Lectio Divina Saturday morning. We will conclude at 2:00PM Saturday.  $30 includes hotel and meals! Register now at https://mindandheart.rts.edu/s-2-orlando-events.aspx. Registration deadline is Friday, September 11. Questions? Email Leigh at lswanson@rts.edu.

Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives Gatherings
Monday Evenings: Sept 14, Oct 5, & Nov 9 | 7:00 – 9:00PM | Sweeting’s 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) and other student wives 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)

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

WiM Gallery