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February 2, 2018  |  Truett Seminary, Waco

Join us in Waco Friday, February 2 to Encourage & Build each other as we pursue God's call on our lives. The conference will feature large sessions, breakouts, panel discussions, networking lunches, and the time and space to connect with women in ministry from across the state!

Join us in Waco Friday, February 2 to Encourage & Build each other as we pursue God's call on our lives. The conference will feature large sessions, breakouts, panel discussions, networking lunches, and the time and space to connect with women in ministry from across the state!



8 - 9 AM  |  Registration in the Truett Narthex

9 - 10:15 AM  |  General Session 1 in Paul Powell Chapel

10:30 - 11:30 AM  |  Panel Discussions

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM  |  Networking Lunches

12:45 - 1:45 PM  |  Breakout Session 1

2:00 - 3:00 PM  |  Breakout Session 2

3:15 - 4:15 PM  |  Breakout Session 3

4:30 - 5:30 PM  |  General Session 2 in Paul Powell Chapel

 Hotel Discount Block Rates: 

Hampton Inn & Suites South Waco

Must book by January 12, 2018 to receive this discount.

Homewood Suites Waco

Must book by January 12, 2018 to receive this discount.


Rev. Alicia Sedaca Zorzoli

Rev. Zorzoli holds degrees from International Baptist Theological Seminary in Argentina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas. She served as a seminary professor for 12 years in Argentina. For more than 30 years she has served in the Christian publications ministry as writer, editor, translator, and in Executive positions. As a Bible teacher and international speaker with a passion for women’s ministries, Zorzoli has given conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and all countries in the American Continent. Zorzoli is Faculty and Executive Board member of Christian Latina Leadership Institute. She has published numerous articles in Christian books and magazines. Alicia is married to Rev. Rubén Zorzoli and has two adult children and four grandchildren.


Rev. Tamiko Jones

Reverend Tamiko C. Jones is an Associate Minister of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas under the leadership of Dr. Michael A. Evans, Sr., Senior Pastor and her father in the ministry. After preaching her initial sermon in 2013, Rev. Jones transitioned from the role of Director of Christian Education to the role of Minister of Missions and Young Adults. In addition to serving as coordinator for Bethlehem’s Women’s Ministry, she enjoys teaching several Bible studies throughout the week and advising the SWMU and WIA women’s groups within the Elm Grove District of Churches.

Rev. Jones appreciates all opportunities to minister to God’s people and has participated with the Texas Baptists African American Ministries in foreign missions (Japan), as a workshop facilitator for the annual AA Fellowship gathering and the AA Leadership Conference, and as a consulting Minister of Education with the Riverwest Community Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed Leadership Texas Baptists as a member of Cohort #2 in 2017 and has served in various capacities with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, including as member and vice chair of the Resolutions Committee. In 2016 and 2017, she has been a workshop facilitator and featured afternoon preacher for LifeWay’s Black Church Leadership & Family Conference in Ridgecrest, NC.

Through her initial involvement with Sisters Who Care (SWC - WMU affinity group focused on African American engagement) as a workshop facilitator, Rev. Jones has continued ministry through WMU missions efforts and appointments, serving as the chairperson of the African American Advisory Council of SWC, WMU of TX Legacy Promotions Team, and as workshop facilitator for various events involving adults and Acteens. On October 6, 2017, with a unanimous vote, Rev. Tamiko Jones was elected as the first African American Executive Director-Treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.


As a member of the Board of Directors of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry and the Board of Advocates for The Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University, Rev. Jones has been given the opportunity to share her academic, ministerial and life experiences with others developing a path of life towards their purpose. She finds her greatest joy in moments of mentoring and coaching those seeking to understand the calling on their lives.


She has earned a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, TX and is a current doctoral candidate for the Ph.D. in Leadership/Ministry at DBU. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Rev. Jones graduated from Ninety Six High School and the summer high school program with the South Carolina Governor’s School at The College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina A&T State University in 1997 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Rev. Jones began her career with Motorola, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas as a Junior Engineer. Upon completing her MBA at the University of Dallas in 2001, she progressed through the ranks into various positions with Motorola and Nokia Siemens Networks, with project concentrations in Mexico & Asia. She is a member of the Arlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Rev. Tamiko Jones’ prayer each day is that she is a faithful steward of the gifts the Lord has given and that she grasps those opportunities God provides to equip others to fulfill God’s kingdom-building purpose for their lives.

Panel Discussions:

Clergy Training: A Reverse Listening Session
Mandy Michael, Meredith Stone,
Matt Homeyer
Expectations & Boundaries in Ministry
Julia Bauman
Dual Callings
Matt & Leslie Rosencrans, Jack & Kim Bodenhammer
Women in Community Ministry
Kathy Reid, Megan Byrd, Mallory Herridge

Breakout Sessions:

  • Minister Mom led by Jaime McGlothlin
    What does it look like to fulfill both callings of Mom and minister? Jaime McGlothlin has served as a hospice chaplain, children’s pastor, and Senior Pastor while also being “Mommy!” This has meant changing a church culture of evening meetings to honor bedtime, nursing while leading Wednesday night Bible Study, and pausing the sermon to address a rubber band shot at you along with other messy and wonderful privileges of wearing the hat of Mom and Pastor. Designed for both current parents and those who might one day be parents. We’ll explore the joys and challenges of the roles.

  • Practicing Reconciliation in a Fractured World led by Bob & Teresa Ellis
    Scripture tells us that God is working through Christ to reconcile all things, and that Christ is working to break down all divisions, making us one. Yet the world we live in seems to be increasingly tribalistic and fractious. How can we practice the kind of barrier-breaking reconciliation that Jesus calls us to and that God is working out in all creation?

  • Women's Ways of Leading led by Angela Reed
    What is expected of women called to ministry leadership? Are women drawn to certain ways of leading? How can we encourage women in their leadership roles? This session will consider questions like these by exploring personal stories and drawing upon various resources from the Enneagram to gender studies in order to deepen our understanding of the joys and challenges of leadership for women in our time. 

  • Songs for the Journey: Preaching, Praying and Ministering with the Psalms led by Kim Bodenhammer
    Psalms are often cited as the favorite pieces of Scripture for ministers and members alike. This workshop is designed to provide conversation and resources for moving beyond citation to deeper engagement with the Book of Psalms as an integral part of ministry.

  • Why Baptist Women in Ministry? led by Mary Alice Birdwhistell and Doug Weaver
    When young men express that they feel called to ministry, their entire church celebrates. When young women in Baptist churches feel called to ministry, we are often questioned, challenged, or given options to pursue. However, change is happening across our Baptist landscape! Join us to discover what BWIM is doing to affirm, empower, advocate for, and inspire women in ministry in Texas and across the country.

  • A Woman's Guide to Financial Wellness led by Kelli Gallimore
    Explore four pillars of finance as you navigate the changing seasons of life:   portion, personality, planning, and purpose.  Learn how your overriding goals and increased self-awareness enable you to approach financial decisions with confidence.  Session includes a practical guide and personalized Financial DNA profile as a head-start on your journey.

  • Ins & Outs of Leadership: Introverts & Extroverts led by Katy Reed and Shannon Rutherford
    “I’m not shy; I’m an introvert!” And/or “I’m not overbearing; I just know how to talk to people!”  Come learn some tips and tricks from two women who have learned to lead from their strength and be comfortable in their personality types.

  • Hey, I Didn't Choose to be a Woman! led by Jewel London
    Being female in a male-dominated ministry environment offers a unique set of challenges… and many undiscovered opportunities.  So what do you do when you realize you are the only woman (or one of few) on the team? How do you deal with gender-bias and insensitivity? Or when you are misperceived as not being “submissive” because you disagree? God uniquely designed and gifted you for a reason. Come and be a part of the discussion and learn how to not only survive but thrive!

  • Navigating the Search Process led by Meredith Stone

  • Women Leaders in History led by Melody Maxwell
    Do you think Christian history is all about dates, facts, and famous men? Think again! Come learn about and discuss the lives of a few of the many women who have had an impact on the history of Christianity.

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