Women’s Ministry Network – California Southern Baptist Convention

Women’s Ministry Network

This will be a time for women in ministry to connect and interact with one another. We will be discussing current emerging issues which are affecting church life and women’s ministry. There will be an opportunity to hear from women across our state who are actively involved in ministering to women in their local church settings. Join us for a wonderful time of connection, encouragement, and enriching resources for your own ministry.

Featured Speakers

Cathie Smith 

Cathie Smith is a ministry wife and mother of three. She is a certified biblical counselor, published author, and fluent in English and Spanish.  She earned her M.DIV.  and D.Ed. Min. in biblical counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  She and her husband served as missionaries with the International Mission Board in Spain for about 10 years as well as a season in Guatemala.  She has a passion for women’s ministry and those who are unreached by the Gospel or marginalized.  She has recently served as the Ministry Wives Coordinator with the Great Commission Association of SBC churches.

Anabella Ramirez

Anabella Ramirez has served in various ministry roles:  children’s and youth leader, worship leader, and Pastor’s wife.  She is actively engaged in the discipleship ministry and women’s ministry leadership of her local church.  Currently, she enjoys traveling throughout California with her husband, Pete.  They have been married 28 years and have two adult daughters, Christina and Suzan, and one grandson, Alonzo.

Liz Fields

Liz is a founding member of Clovis Hills Community Church. She has served in many areas of the church and found her sweet spot in Women’s Ministry and Discipleship! She currently is on staff at CHCC serving in these areas.  Helping people grow in their relationship with God and one another is her passion. Liz and her husband, Sam, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. They love to travel, enjoy adventures like kayaking, horseback riding and hanging out together playing games and lots of laughter! Liz grew up in a Christian home and invited Jesus into her life at age 7 by her bedside with her Dad praying with her. “I haven’t always taken the best path in my life, but Jesus has always been with me through it all and my faith is stronger because of God’s faithfulness and mercy even when I didn’t deserve it!”

Marshelle Wilburn

Marshelle Jackson Wilburn is a California native, wife, mother of five, speaker, author, international leadership trainer, and urban church planting missionary. She partners in ministry with her husband, Port, Director of Missions of Bridges Bay Area Association of Baptist Churches serving as Systems & Operations and H.E.R. Care Women’s Ministry Administrator, and alongside him in his role as Strategist Pastor of Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship and Board of Directors for Clean Living Leaning Centers Sober Living Environment Homes. She has been a Lifeway author of Bible study curriculum since 2015. With a degree in Clinical Psychology and a career in education, she is passionate about teaching and encouraging others to live their purposefully with STRONGLife. Her loves are being a wife and mom of her four daughters, only son, and “Noni” to her granddaughter, spending time with family, SIMMERing (on Facebook and Instagram Live), studying, and teaching God’s Word, beaches, and coffee.

8:45a   Room Opens 
              Come, Connect and grab some Coffee (and goodies)

9:00a   Session begins   Theme:  “Our Times Are In His Hands”
             Group Interaction “Table Talk”
             Panel Interview (Liz Fields, Anabella Ramirez, Cathie Smith)
             Main Speaker:  Marshelle Wilburn
             Concluding Remarks

11:00a  Session concludes

8:45 am - 11:00 am


Clovis Hills Community Church

Pier 456 (Rooms 301-302)

The event is limited to 100 women.