ARP Women’s Ministries’ mission is to encourage and equip the community of ARP women to minister together for God’s glory and purpose. 

  • Encourage every woman to grow in their relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ 
  • Equip women to glorify God through their relationships with other women
  • Equip women to glorify God through their service in the local church, their communities, and the world
  • Equip leaders to guide women in fellowship together, in service among women, the local church, community, and the world
  • Pray faithfully for church leaders and ARP Women’s Ministries

The 2024 Women's Ministries officers are listed below. If you have a question or would like to reach an officer please email,

Executive Board

Martha McKenzie, President

Dawn Lewis, Past President

Vicki Marsh, Vice President

Brandy Glaser, Treasurer

Judi Patterson, Secretary

Jane Shelton Dale, Parliamentarian

Full Board

Emily Woodard, Spiritual Life

Jamie Pettett, Missions & Outreach

Cathy Wilson, Historian

Pamela Crabtree, TN/AL President

Jane Johnson, First Presbyterial President

Jana Evans, Second Presbyterial President

Gillian Brickey, Catawba Presbyterial President

Susan Cavin, Mississippi Valley President

Bonnie Tucker, Virginia Presbyterial President

Joanne Hamilton, Northeast Representative

Jennifer Hovestadt, Canada Representative

Rachel Reynolds, Florida Representative

No Representative for Grace Presbyterial

Julia Hardeman Rhodes

Julia Hardeman Rhodes

Julia Hardeman Rhodes was born in 1876 in Louisville, Georgia. After attending college, she returned to Louisville and married an older man with a disability. Although they had no children, her home was always full of her nieces and nephews. To supplement their income, Julia served lunch on weekdays and later took in female boarders. She was a woman of strong faith and wanted women to aspire to Christian service. In 1905, she undertook a vision of organizing women in local churches on Presbyterial and Synodical levels. In 1906, the ARP women’s ministries organization began as Missionary Societies; later, she organized Second Presbyterial. She also created the Bulletin, the denomination’s first women’s magazine that later became the Journal of Missions, an informational newsletter, which is now The ARP Magazine. Julia Rhodes died of cancer in 1938, but she is remembered for reaching beyond her local church to help organize ARP women across presbyteries and the denomination.

This award is presented to an ARP man or woman who has given long-standing service to his or her local, Presbyterial, and denominational church. He or she epitomizes being a servant of Christ by their love and dedicated service to the ARP Church. If you would like to nominate someone for the 2023 Julia Hardeman Rhodes award, please submit the form by May 1, 2024 and send it to Vicki Marsh,

Previous Winners are listed below

2007 Carole Ellis
2008 Ann Alexander
2009 Dot Tribble
2010 Lucy Patrick
2011 Sarah Ellen Carson
2012 Judi Hodges
2014 Ann Brice
2015 Ann Aheron
2016 Jeanie Alexander
2017 Lynn Grimsley
2020 Gail Fowler
2021 Ann Hicklin
2022 Eleanor Richardson

Click here for the nomination form.