The Disciples Women’s Endowment Fund (DWEF) provides the opportunity to contribute to a permanent fund that benefits the work, both now and in the future, of women in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

We honor the women for whom named funds have been established and celebrate the projects supported by grants awarded from the interest on these investments.

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Date Individual/Organization Purpose
March 2018 Southport Christian Church Women’s retreat to spark new energy behind women’s ministry.
DWM in IL/WI Host LAP at Techny Towers Retreat Center.  
DOM-Global Ministries Benefit the mission work of missionaries in Ghana.  
DW Wisdom of Women Continue the series of video interviews with DW across the life of the church.  
Marilyn Fiddmont Offer her services to assist commissioned women ministers in their homiletical style.  
Gathering Church Convene a multi-racial inclusive Women’s preaching institute.  
Yahayra Perez W2WW delegate going to Cuba  
Loudon Avenue Christian Church Sisters’ night out ministry to communicate cancer prevention: specifically breast cancer.  
Fall 2017 First Christian Church Bloomington, IL Outreach ministries church program to help those in need.  
Christian Theological Seminary Address intersections of Holy and Erotic in the church.  
Resource Development Team of Christian in GA Help meet the needs of congregations and clergy.  
DW Piedmont District Convention Empower women to be strong leaders and encourage them to work in ministry.  
Spring 2017 Beth Rupe Researching and writing an updated history of  DW.  
New Century Fellowship CC 2-day women’s conference to educate, empower and develop.  
Agape Christian Church Provide young women the opportunity to attend the 2017 General Assembly.  
Canaan Christian Church To build and nurture leadership ability in young women to go to General Assembly.  
Pamela Earl W2WW delegate going to India.  
 South Carolina DW Build and nurture the leadership ability of young women.  
Kaeli Sweigard Attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference as a volunteer and participant.  
Mount Olive East CC Provide education opportunities for women.  
Next Level School of Faith Courses for women to attend.  
Disciples Women Create a mobile app for everyone interested in using it.  
Disciples Women Wisdom of Women for NAPAD.  
Fall 2016  Second Christian Church Develop 20 women of KCMC to fulfill leadership roles in the local churches, community and beyond
 New Day Women’s Center Provide refugee women with discipleship and mentoring services.
 Beyond Sunday Morning Help women who have been traumatized and victimized by abuse.
Spring 2016 Sara Rudolph-Pollard W2WW South Africa/Ghana
Mission Behind Bars & Beyond Women re-entering community after incarceration
Kathy McDowell Just Women writer travel to cover Flint MI water crisis
Poplar Hill CC Leadership training
Coral Cogbill W2WW South Africa/Ghana
Jessica Phillips W2WW South Africa/Ghana
Division of Overseas Ministries Women’s programs for W2WW Middle East
Fall 2015 Shanay Scott W2WW Israel/Palestine
Iglesia Cristiana Women’s Ministry Event
Isaiah 58 Ministries Empower community women
Light of the World CC Strengthening relationships between women
Quad City XPLOR House Helping women unleash gifts and service.
Spring 2015 African American Clergy Women                Summit Women in the clergy.
North American Pacific/Asian                    Disciples Seminarians Women seminarians gathering.
Florida Disciples Women Gathering women of Florida region together; FDWM and Convencion women
Mississippi Christian Missionary                  Convention Develop women to fulfill leadership roles.
North Atlantic Pacific/Asian                          Disciples Provide powerful hands on ministry/advocacy experience to women.
Kentucky Christian Missionary                    Convention Building relationships between young women and mentors
Fall 2014 Casa de Oracion de Fullerton Women’s spiritual growth retreat
International Disciples Women’s                 Ministries Scholarships for young women to Interregional training
Arizona Convention Develop women to fulfill leadership roles.
Disciples Church Extension Fund Supporting women’s ministry at Real Faith CC
Melanie Holtz W2WW France/Italy
Holly Frye Scholarship for seminary education.
Spring 2014 Wanona Redd W2WW France/Italy
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Support of NAPAD women’s ministry.
CC in Georgia Sexual misconduct training
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Support DPF Intern to work with IDWM
Disciples Women Pacific                                Southwest Leadership training for young women
Disciples Women Northern CA/NV Women’s Action Web Event
Disciples Women Pacific                                Southwest Leadership Apprentice Program in PSWR
Fall 2013 Lisa Tunstall Ministries Scholarships to event for victims of domestic violence and resource sharing
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Co-sponsoring with DPI and Public Witness travel to regional camps and conferences to share justice work of Disciples Women.
CC in Oregon WC Growing/feeding projects in the area of hunger relief and developing capacity in food systems for those who are food insecure.
Spring 2013 CC in Kentucky Magdalene Program support funds.
CC in VA Update facilities at Craig Springs Camp and Conference grounds to improve accessibility
Disciples Women’s Ministries W2WW Mexico for young adults
Tamika Montgomery Scholarship support for hunger, poverty, and diversity training events
Light of the World CC Build community garden.
Can You Hear Me Drama Team Human Trafficking training at WCC gathering in Korea
World on Your Plate Promoting sustainable food systems, educate on issues of food safety/security
Fall 2012 QA 2014 Scholarship support to connect women on DOC campuses to Women’s Ministry
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Interregional leadership training for young women
CC in Oregon WC Build gardens for the community in parts of Oregon
Yarlynn Collado Participation in WWW 2012 China journey, registration fee
Big Mama’s House Working through bureaucratic process to open facility to assist homeless and domestic abuse victims
Spring 2012 Wanda Elaine Burrus W2WW China
CRMR Disciples Women’s Board Experimenting with traveling retreats throughout region
Olive Branch Christian Church Outreach ministries and faith development.
Fifth Christian Church Empower young ladies to become the women leaders of tomorrow.
Crossbridge Christian Church Work with women in hospitals and prisons of Uganda
Fall 2011 Lisa Tunstall Ministries Family violence, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse training event.
Women’s Circle of the Christian                    Church in Oregon Build gardens for homeless teens
Hispanic National Women Ministry Aid in the development and growth of Hispanic women so that leadership skills can be an asset to region to serve.
New Song Community Church Nurture women and connect them with resources that will benefit them in the future for outreach, mentoring, faith and leadership development for young women.
Spring 2011 North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples Women in PSW To empower Asian American women Disciples to find their own God-given Christ affirmed purpose in women’s ministry.
Women’s Action Web: San Diego To open the eyes of young Disciples Women about mission work.  We will be taking these women to different mission locations in San Diego, CA.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples Ministries Hiring of part-time staff person to support NAPAD Women Ministry.
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Scholarships for young women to Inter-Regional Leadership Training events
Disciples Women of the Pacific                    Southwest Region Begin the process of creating a place of safety and trust that serves the whole community.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples Women in PSW To empower Asian American women Disciples to find their own God-given Christ affirmed purpose in women’s ministry.
Fall 2010 Piedmont District Convention                      Wanona Redd Leadership Training
Minister Catharine A. Cummings Educating women clergy to effectively engage scripture in service to the Good News of God in Jesus Christ.
Katy Valentine W2WW Turkey
Spring 2010 Office of Disciples Women To launch the Just Women communication and marketing plan to put ODW Ministries under one umbrella.
Jarvis Christian College Women-2-            Women Ministry To teach, disciple and nurture, young women with the Word of God with the intent of empowering them to lead other young women to God.
Fall 2009 Islgesia de Dios Pentecontes, KS Provide spiritual development to educate women on how to strengthen and motivate their leadership skills.
International Disciples Women’s                   Ministries Develop a video women’s history file by interviewing key Disciples Women and creating 20-minute videos and study guides.
Quadrennial Assembly 2010 Provide scholarships for women to attend Quadrennial Assembly.
Victory is Inevitable Ministries,                    No. Carolina Reach women who have not yet discovered their spiritual strengths, have not reached their full potential in life or local ministry.
Spring 2009 Regional Women’s Circle Christian              Church in Oregon Examine the issue of hunger in Oregon and learn about the DOC response to hunger.
Central Rocky Mtn. Region Develop and conduct a year-year Let’s Talk and Visioning model for Disciples Women.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples Hiring of part-time staff person to support Disciples Women.
Fall 2008 International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries/Office of                               Disciples Women Train IDWM Cabinet in the Art of Hosting social technology.
Iglesia Christiana Disciplus                            de Cristo Support the 2009 Women’s Congress for Hispanic Women
Patricia Bluitt W2WW Israel/Palestine
Pacific Southwest Region Provide scholarships for younger and constituency women to attend the PSWR 2009 Women’s Convocation.
University Christian Church,                        Hyattsville, MD Establish of a community child care center.
Western Oaks Christian Church,                 Oklahoma City, OK Outreach program for single parent families.
Spring 2008 Cathy Myers Wirt
CC in Oregon
To allow 3 seminarians to attend a Disciples Seminarian Conference, money toward seminary tuition, Spiritual Direction sessions, scholarship to regional assembly, women’s retreat and leadership event.
CC in Michigan Women’s                              Ministries Pat Cast To have a Women’s Leadership Event in June, 2008.
Disciples Women of Fresh Harvest             CC(DOC) Evonne Chavis Educating, training and edifying through worship, a retreat and ongoing outreach.
DHM-Office of family & Children’s              Ministries, Children Worship               & Wonder Kaye Edwards To hire someone to conduct a survey, compile the findings, then prepare and present a final report on The Children Worship & Wonder Program.
CC In SC Gloria Gilliard A. To host a National Leadership Conference. B. W2WW Israel/Palestine.
Iglesia Cristiana (DOC) Emanuel                  Alicia Rodriguez To educate women on how to strengthen & develop their leadership skills so they can work with their communities and beyond through their home congregation.
Southwest Hispanic & Bilingual                    Women’s Ministry                                 Naomi Rodriguez To provide development, support, and education empowerment for women.
So Young Park W2WW Israel/Palestine
Fall 2007 Waleska Acevedo Hispanic                            Ministries Women’s                               President Hispanic Leadership Training. To equip, enrich and empower women to serve the Body of Christ better, through Disciples Women’s Ministry.
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Provide support for a pilot project within the ROSES interregional area to provide women’s ministries staffing on a part-time basis.
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Launch a new women’s magazine.
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Bring one additional ethnic constituency in the SERF inter-regional area to attend the meeting of this group in 2008.
Tracy Siegman, Seminary Student To attend the Partners in Peace: A Holy Land Peacemakers Tour.  A 12 day educational and spiritual travel opportunity to meet mission partners, witness human rights situation and learn about peace and politics in Israel.
Emily Rigsby Chandler We hope to stimulate interest in quilting among younger generations of women, as well as to initiate communication between groups of women in different congregations who quilt.  We also hope to draw attention to quilting as a ritual of faith development and community building and introduce this craft to a new generation of women through national publications and presentations.
Johanna Lee Heil,                                            Seminary Student To attend the Partners in Peace: A Holy Land Peacemakers Tour.  A 12 day educational and spiritual travel opportunity to meet mission partners, witness human rights situation and learn about peace and politics in Israel.
Spring 2007 International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Bring women of NAPAD, the Convencion, Assembly Churches and Convention Churches to an Interregional Event in 2007.
Rev. Olivia Bryan/ Leah Dewey WAW – College Edition – To provide an avenue for young Disciple women to find a connection to the larger church community and to find ways to bring who whey are “to the table”.
Fall 2006 East Second St. C.C. (ESSCC)                        Lexington, KY To engage women in discovering the power of prayer through intentional mentoring.
International Disciples Women’s                  Ministries Women of the IDWM Cabinet, the Haitian Community, the Hispanic Assembly, the Convocation and NAPAD to attend the IDWM Cabinet Meeting in Greensboro, NC, January 2007.
Mission Cristiana Favo de Luz                      Lorain, OH To hold 3 women’s retreats in the areas of Kansas City, Indianapolis and Ohio.  Offer workshops to enable them in all areas of ministry.
North American Pacific Asian                      Disciples (NAPAD) Luncheon for women at the NAPAD Event- August 2006.
Office of Disciples Women –                          International Disciples                         Women’s Ministries To allow the 2006 Class of the Leader Apprentice Program (LAP) to attend the IDWM Cabinet Meeting in Jan. 2007.
Spring 2006 Christian Church Central Rocky                  Mountain Region – Women’s               Ministries To support scholarships for 20 women to attend the Women’s Action Web
Disciples Women of the Pacific                    Southwest Region Pilot Regional Leadership Apprentice Program (LAP).
Fall 2005 Destiny Worship Center C.C.                         WINGS Ministry (Women                       in God’s Service) To provide various forms of community service in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area through outreach, support groups, & education to marginalized and disempowered women.
Yakama Christian Mission To provide scholarship assistance to the women at the Yakama Christian Mission to attend a 3-week immersion course to promote leader development, enhance program development and extend outreach.
Children’s Welcome Conference                   St. Andrews CC Olathe, KS To provide scholarships for young women to deepen their skills for mentoring children.
Mix in ’06 Women’s Event To provide scholarships for 14 women to attend the Mix in ’06 Event.
Office of Disciples Women To provide program support and resource development for women of NAPAD, Hispanic, Haitian and New Church Starts.
Spring 2005 Young Sook Kim                                              Disciples Seminary Foundation To be trained as a professional trainer for NAPAD in the Children’s Worship and Wonder Program.
Leader Apprentice Program (LAP) To allow ODW to continue the leader development program historically known as the Enabler Program.
Office of Disciples Women To provide funding to offer a stipend to individuals who assist in language translation of selected curriculum and resource materials for use by Disciples Women of the Hispanic and NAPAD communities.
Fall 2004 International Christian Women’s                Fellowship Hire a person for Stewardship Promotion (Susan Gonzales Dewey)
Spring 2004 2004 Children Welcome                                Conference Leadership Training – Bring to the conference, Eth-Noh-Tec, an Asian American Storytelling movement theater.  Scholarship Support-Provide scholarships to African American, Hispanic and Asian congregations.
National Hispanic & Bilingual                      Christian Women’s                                   Fellowship To develop leadership skills & help our Hispanic women get in contact with our office and leadership resources.  Assist in forming new relationships & opening new channels of communication between current leaders & potential new leaders from the Hispanic Conventions.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples Women To help women lay leaders, clergy and seminarians from Asian/Pacific Disciples churches attend NAPAD Convocation in July, 2004 in Chicago.
Fall 2003 Kentucky Region Fund spiritual facilitator for 5 mini-workshops at Spring retreat.
Church House of Ministries CC                     S.C.(new church in April ’03) Life enrichment classes for underserved women in community (12 classes).
West Virginia Region Week long Regional WAW
Michigan Region Scholarship 5 women to attend Regional WAW
06 QA/Women’s Event Grant writing/fund development training program
Fall 2002 Elizabeth’s Daughters-Women’s                   Mentoring Ministries To provide the connection between young Christian girls and women and the mature, experienced leaders who can lead, encourage and inspire them to grow into their full potential.
Women In a New Day (WIND) To develop models for ministry and leadership development with women in new congregations.
Twataizya Christian Academy in                  Zambia The objectives are: 1-To meet the educational needs of some 300 children–including underprivileged (orphans and street kids)–regardless of religious affiliation, race or color-both academically and spiritually; and 2-To train students to be good leaders in whatever field they choose.
Spring 2002 Women’s Action Web International            Christian Women’s                                  Fellowship To provide a North American learning and training event related to the ICWF social action emphasis.  WAW II is scheduled for November 2-9, 2002, in Southern California.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples To provide financial support for eight Asian women to attend the 2002 Convocation of NAPAD
Disciples Seminary Foundation To support women of limited income to participate in the Certificate of Ministry Studies (CMS).  CMS is designed for those who desire to be licensed ministers, and better equipped for a variety of leadership roles in the congregation.
Fall 2001 Christian Women’s Fellowship                      Cabinet of the CC in                                 Illinois-Wisconsin To instruct and nurture women to verbalize/write and share the stories of their faith journeys with others.
Tennessee Christian Women’s                      Fellowship To offer a 24-hour retreat for women across the region to come together for leadership training and faith development.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples (NAPAD) To defray the deficit of the Comfort Women art display at the General Synod/Assembly in July 2001.
Women’s Endowment Fund                          Distribution Committee To provide one (1) $350.00 grant to each region for a woman to attend the 2002 Quadrennial Assembly.
Spring 2001 CC In Kentucky Ministries With                  Women To develop models for ministry with women in new congregations
National Hispanic Bilingual                          Christian Women’s                                 Fellowship Leadership Event To develop leadership skills and provide the knowledge/information that will enable women in the Hispanic community to fulfill their responsibilities with increased effectiveness.
Women’s Action Web Pacific                        Southwest Women’s Action Web: To empower volunteers in congregations to assess their community and connect with current programs.
Fall 2000 Young Sook Kim To return to Korea–after a 15-year absence–to take three courses in the Korean cultural context.  This is to complete the M. Div. Program.
Women’s Action Web Arizona To enable one woman from each congregation to participate in the Women’s Action Web on the Arizona/Mexican border.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples (NAPAD) To educate the denomination and society about the plight of “Comfort Women” of Asia who suffered and continue to suffer from the horror of military sexual slavery imposed upon them by the Japanese military during WWII.
Spring 2000 Montana Christian Women’s                        Fellowship To allow Bettie Duhon to share her Woman-To-Woman experience to Cuba and the Women’s Action Web trip to Kentucky, with the women in Montana
Ohio Christian Women’s                                Fellowship To initiate a process of visioning for the Ohio CWF Commission, Districts and congregations which request the visioning process.
Disciples Care for Children Learning to…”Welcome Every Child in the Name of Jesus”  An all church conference called for by General Assembly Resolution #9930.
North American Pacific/Asian                      Disciples (NAPAD) To nurture the NAPAD women’s faith community and connect NAPAD women to Disciples.
Women’s Action Web International             Christian Women’s                                  Fellowship Women’s Action Web: To secure scholarships for women of limited income to participate in pilot program.
Enabler Ministry Program To develop a corps of trained leaders among the ethnic constituencies in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
1998 1998 Quadrennial Assembly To pay for the supplies to make communion cups to be given to women at the ‘98 Quadrennial Assembly