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Prepared by Department of Women’s Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day is on the Church’s Calendar of Days and Events and falls on the second Sabbath each June.  It is an opportunity for women to lead out in a worship service and a chance to educate the church regarding the purposes of Women’s Ministries.  It is an ideal time to introduce your leaders and committee to the church family and to invite women who have not been involved to join.

The Women’s Ministries leader should meet with the pastor at least six months prior to this day to discuss special plans for this Sabbath. This is a possible opportunity to plan a full day of activities including Sabbath School, the worship service, a fellowship dinner, and perhaps an afternoon program. The leader may also want to use this time to honor women in the congregation who have done something unusual or outstanding. Resources for this purpose are available through the Conference Women’s Ministries director.



Lynelle Laws

Partners in Ministry Coordinator / Women’s Ministry Coordinator


Lynelle coordinates the Women in the North NZ Conference of SDA’s and is also responsible for nurturing the Pastoral Spouses in the same. She has training and experience in teaching from Pre School aged children, through to Tertiary level. Her passion is to meet people where they are, sharing an authentic Christianity, that allows Jesus to shine on a practical level.


Lindita Vani-Wilson

Communications / Women’s Ministries


Lindita Vani is the Women’s Ministry Leader for the South New Zealand Conference. Lindita is an Albanian born who studied Sociology in Rome, Italy. Lindita met her friend for life, Stephen Wilson, through her involvement with ADRA Italy and the humanitarian projects in Albania. Later on Lindita lived, worked, studied and had two children in Ireland, Samuel and Deborah. Lindita worked in the Disability sector and did Research in the School of Psychology in Trinity College Dublin. Having lived and worked in four different countries and having mingled with people from all walks of life Lindita recognises that the human need for meaningful relationships runs deep. Lindita desires to grow into a deeper connection with Christ as well as nourishing meaningful and intimate relationships with those she comes into contact with. As a Women’s Ministry leader Lindita aims to empower other women to develop healthy mentoring relationships that can make a difference in the home and in the community.

Since this past year in New Zealand Lindita’s favourite physical activity has become swinging in playgrounds alongside her little ones.