Women's Ministry Board

The Women's Ministry Board meets the third Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Leonard Williams classroom. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

2018 Members

President:  Tiffany Dagenhart

Vice President:  Margaret Coxhead

Secretary/Historian: Jenny Nowicki  

Treasurer: Michele Harbin

Care Ministries Coordinator: Shellie Sloop      

Missions and Outreach Coordinator:  Ashley Scott

Hospitality Coordinator: Ginger Smith

Special Activities Coordinator: Ginger Catoe

Spiritual Life Coordinator:  Abby Talley

Past President: Marsha Vogel, 2016

Staff Liason: Connie Kiser, DCE

First ARP women join together in Christian fellowship so

that each woman may be encouraged to grow in her

knowledge of Christ and of the Holy Spirit's power and

may be equipped to serve in harmony with God's design

for herself, her home, this church, and the world community.    

Woman of the Year 2017

The Woman of the Year for 2017 lives a life of reliance on, and trust in, God. She is unwavering in her faith and filled with joy. She serves throughout the First ARP Church in many ways, particularly demonstrating her love for God’s Word and a true desire for other women to know and love the Scriptures also. She has served as a Bible study leader, Circle leader, and member of the Christian Education Committee. Often “standing in the gap” when no one else will, she inspires many to step out in faith to go beyond the ordinary in service to God. For example, she has served Women’s Ministries twice as Spiritual Life Chairman—the   second time volunteering to meet an obvious need, in spite of her already exceedingly busy personal schedule. Her faithful life of prayer and constant attention to God’s Word inspires others to seek greater personal faithfulness.

She also loves to delight others with unexpected yummy treats at many events. As a personal friend to many, she is loving and supportive; her counsel is always wise; and sharing friendship with her means fun and hugs.


We truly see this life of faith and service in her personal life as she so faithfully fulfills Proverbs 31:10-13—

An excellent wife who can find? 

She is far more precious than jewels,

The heart of her husband trusts in her,

and he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good, and not harm,

all the days of her life.

Despite her husband’s advanced Alzheimer’s, our Woman of the Year continues to serve him with joy—a model for us, & a challenge to us to live as truly faithful  and godly wives. She not only daily meets his needs, but also shows kindness & patience to the staff and the other residents of Westminster Towers and their families. She enjoys and serves all of her family with love and her gift of time.


We are blessed to know and delighted to honor Susan Barron as our 2017 Woman of the Year.


Circle 1 // First Thursday-7:00 pm - Members' homes

Circle 2 // First Thursday-10:00 am - Leonard Williams Classroom

Circle 3 // First Monday-7:00 p.m. - Members' homes

Our Circles meet monthly during the school year and are studying Romans by J. I. Packer.

Bible Studies

Tuesday 10:00 AM // Begins Sept. 11-- Sermon on the Mount by Jenn Wilkins.  Cost is $15.

Thursday 12:00 PM // Begins Sept. 13--Breathe:  Making Room for Sabbath by Jenn Wilkins.  Cost is $15.

Caregiver's Bible Study:  We hope to resume again in January of 2019.

*All studies will meet in the Faith Meeting Room.

If you would like to sign up for any of the following studies, email or call Abby Talley (abby.talley@live.com OR 704-806-0987.)