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"The Reformed Church in America will be a fellowship of congregations in which all women are equipped and empowered to fully exercise their gifts in the life, ministry, mission, and offices of the church."

Stories about Women in the RCA

Waiting in Darkness

Hospital chaplain Liz Niehoff works in an organ transplant unit. She says her work is anything but easy—but also beautiful, life-giving, and miraculous.

The Power of Partnership

Kathy King is a pastor. She’s also a social worker. Working as both brings added richness to her vocation, but it also has its challenges.

August newsletter now available

The August edition of the Women's Transformation & Leadership newsletter is now available.

May/June newsletter now available

The May/June edition of the Women's Transformation & Leadership newsletter is now available.

Women’s Breakfast Builds Bridges

In a year and a half, a women’s breakfast gathering ballooned from a dozen people to more than 50—and it’s creating bridges into the community. 

About Women's Transformation & Leadership

A bit more about the goals of RCA women's ministries and the coordinator for women's transformation and leadership.

Beth E. Marcus Scholarship Fund

The Beth E. Marcus scholarship fund supports women in the Reformed Church in America who are preparing for ministry through theological education.

Voices of Women

A space for RCA Women and our ecumenical sisters to share our stories, wisdom and inspiration.

Women in the RCA

An historical overview and outline of women and leadership in the RCA.

Theological Resources by, for, and about Women in the Church

Recommended resources on theology written for women, by women, or about women. Resources by RCA women are shown in bold.

Donate: The Clergy Women Study Fund

The Clergy Women Study Fund makes possible the ongoing study of the state and progress of ordained women serving in the RCA.

Commission for Women

The role and responsibilities of the Commission for Women.


Liz Testa
Coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership

Events for Women in the RCA

Here are some upcoming events in the life of women in the RCA:

Ecumenical Women's Ministry Annual Fall Brunch 
Saturday, September 19, Church on The Hill, Flushing, New York
All women are invited for a delicious meal, meaningful conversation, and a short service project to support underserved women in our community. Women will share stories as women of faith, and learn ways to equip and empower all women to fully use their gifts in the life, ministry, and mission of church denominations in our community and across the country. See the flyer for registration and other details
Women’s Day Retreat: “Honoring our Stories”
Saturday, October 24, First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa
Join Michelle Christy and Jamie De Jong, Liz Testa and Lesley Mazzotta for this enlivening day to be encouraged, equipped and empowered in your life and ministry. All area women are warmly welcomed. To learn more, see the flyer or visit the webpage.
Women’s Trip to the Al Amana Centre in Oman
November 4-14
A couple spaces are still available. Please contact Lesley Mazzotta (lesleymazzotta@gmail.com) for more information.

2016 Save the Dates:

March 11-12
2nd Annual “Celebration of Women’s Leadership in the Church” 
Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan

April 15-16
32nd Annual “Crossroads” Women’s Retreat hosted by the Regional Synod of the Mid-Atlantics
Harvey Cedars Conference Ctr, Long Beach Island, NJ

April 28-30
Women’s Sankofa Journey
Tarrytown, New York

May 14-27
Engaging Women's Stories
A trip to Israel/Palestine with Rev. Megan Hodgin, Rev. Dustyn Keepers and Rev. Marlin and Sally Vis

July dates TBA
Conferencia de Mujeres de California y Arizona
Emmanuel Reformed Church, Paramount, California