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Presbyterian Women

Guided by our purpose, we witness to the reality of God’s realm.    

There have been women’s organizations in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its
predecessor denominations since the pioneer women of this country responded to
God’s calling to serve

Presbyterian Women came into formal existence on July 15, 1988 with the merger of United Presbyterian Women (UPCUSA) and Women of the Church (PCUS), following the time of reunion. This year we are celebrating 25 years of accomplishments.

The symbol adopted in 1988, was designed by Sara Abbot from the Synod of the Covenant. It continues to exhibit the vitality of PW in the new millennium.


Understanding the Symbol

The central figures stand in praise.

Rooted in faith, the trio of women emerge.

The outline of the central figure forms a cross.

We are Presbyterian women, engrafted in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, It is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us.

The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying, praying, or meditating.

The left figure reaches out to care for others, as she shares, nurtures, and heals.

The circle represents the church worldwide where women offer their gifts and
talents in the midst of the global community.

The uplifted arms of the central figure reach out to embrace a just peace for the
world. The relationship between the three figures depicts lives of wholeness rather than turmoil.
The three women have no distinct features and represent all women.

The shapes surrounding them express energy, strength, and openness.

Our name, Presbyterian Women, ties us to our denomination. The open book resembles the Bible depicted in the seal.




Coordinating Team Members


Mary Harbison-Sindle  916-916-8124
Karen Sturdevant  916- 967-3519


Virginia Harris  


Karen Sturdevant  
Corky Ulrey 
Marie Segur