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Riverside, CA 92513

 

© 2018 The Association of Adventist Women is an independent organization that supports the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist® Church; however, it is not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists®, or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist® Church. Thus, any content or opinions expressed, implied or included in or with the services of the Association of Adventist Women are solely those of the Association of Adventist Women and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist® Church.

Our History

 

The Association of Adventist Women (AAW) was begun as a committee of the Association of Adventist Forums (AAF) and grew into an independent, volunteer organization with its own identity. Incorporated in 1982 as an independent, not-for-profit entity, it has become a major source of encouragement for Adventist women both in North America and internationally.

 

The AAW has provided news of Adventist women found in no other Adventist publications, honored many women for their gifts and accomplishments through their Woman-of-the-Year Awards (WOYA), provided a stimulating annual conference, called attention to church leaders who promote church gender equality, and made bold recommendations for changes in the church to promote full use of members’ gifts.

AAW Presidents

The 12 women who have led this volunteer organization are accomplished and professional women in their own right: Josephine Griffin Benton 1980-1982 Betty Hogan Howard June 1982-Nov 1986 Nancy Eastman Marter Nov 1986-June 1990 Peggy Curtice Harris June 1990-Oct 1992…

Josephine Griffin Benton
1980-1982
Betty Hogan Howard
June 1982-Nov 1986
Nancy Eastman Marter
Nov 1986-June 1990
Peggy Curtice Harris
June 1990-Oct 1992
Elisabeth Appleton Wear
Oct 1992-Oct 1994
Nancy Eastman Marter
Oct 1994-Dec 1995
Betty Hogan Howard
Jan 1995-Nov 1996
Alyce Thornton Kiesecker Pudewell
Nov 1996-Oct 1999
Georgia Willey Hodgkin
Oct 1999-Jan 2001
Patricia Clark Foster
Jan 2001-Jan 2004
Verla Michel Kwiram
Jan 2004-Oct 2008
Patricia Pearson Johnston
Oct 2008-June 2010
Linda Wright Wysong Becker
June 2010-Oct 2012
Lourdes Morales-Gudmundsson
Oct 2012-
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