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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Margaret Rea Curtin


Margaret Rea graduated from Stanford Phi Beta Kappa in Chemistry, 1941. She married her husband, John, in August of 1941. After working as a chemist early on, Margaret reclaimed music as both her personal and professional passion, accompanying the L.A. Valley College choir and local chorales and children’s classes, working as organist for First Christian Church, North Hollywood, then Choir Director for First Christian Church, Oceanside. She was a proud member of NATS and AGO and travelled with John to national organist conventions in their beloved VW Vanagon.

In addition to her gift and passion for music, she cherished her church and deep faith, loved gardening, redwoods and all things in nature. Margaret had an innate curiosity about life and she was a voracious reader, world traveller and supporter of causes dear to her heart.

Her children remember a busy, passionate mother constantly in motion for creative projects and church activities, leading the way on camping trips to national parks, generously donating to funds for women’s rights, wildlife and nature conservation, missionary causes, public television, needy children, living by example as well as words. Still, she had time to pray in solitude, give her family joy with beautiful piano playing, singing, gardening, playing bridge, following sports, living fully.


Betty Wright


Belle Brutout

Georgia Women

Mary Jacobs & LaVerne Thorpe


Ohio Women


Dr. Mildred Butler

Margaret Coulter

Patricia Messenger

N. CA – NV Wild Women of the West

Marilyn Trefzger


Frankie Oliver Daley


Cindy Barr

Bluebonnet Area (BBA)-LRGVD

The Disciples Women’s Ministries Bluebonnet Area makes an annual contribution each year to honor a different woman from the area – the recipient of the Honor is voted on during the Retreat each year. Nominations are made based on the work the women do for the Disciple Women of their church, area and or region .  The 2016 donation is being made in honor of Marilyn Petrick.

Nancy Fowler


Bonnie Gearlds



Chery Carew

Pat Crowl

Linda Hernandez Williams

Martha G. Saunders


Carmen Lopez


Doris Spencer

Karen Yount


Margo Allen

Disciple Women’s Staff Fellowship

Linda Houston

Kathe Searcey

Jimmie Talley

Patsy Wander


Susan Gonzalez-Dewey

South Idaho Disciples Women’s Ministries

Enid Leece Wahl


Lucile A. Compton

Brenda Etheridge

Helen F. Spaulding


Florida CWF

Ellen Frost


Beth Ackelson

Carol Q. Cosby


Pauline Askin

Bowman, DePilar, Payuyo, Talley

Janis Brown Enablers

Fran Craddock

Eva Davis

Josephine Elkins

K. C. Estes

Laura Estes

Leah Estes

Shirley Estes

Phyllis Hallman

Orange, CA

PSW Region

Judy Row

Hazel Rudduck

Marilyn Taylor


Disciples Women’s Endowment Fund