Celebrating 50 Years of Change - Women in Ministry

The Daughters of the King and Episcopal Church Women invite all women across Eastern and Western Michigan to join them for their special 2023 joint gathering, taking place on Saturday, November 4th at St. John’s, Mount Pleasant. You do not need to be a current member of the DOK or ECW to join this exciting gathering.


They will be screening The Philadephia Eleven, a new documentary telling the story of the first women to be ordained in The Episcopal Church as we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this transformational occasion next year in 2024.

A panel discussion will follow with several clergy women sharing their experiences, including some who were ordained in the early days of women’s ordination. Together, we will consider our experiences in the church as women, the historic and current challenges, and the changes we’ve experienced over the last fifty years since the historic ordination in Philadelphia. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women in The Episcopal Church and through our ecumenical relationships. They focus on prayer and service.

The Episcopal Church Women empower women in the church to carry out Christ’s work throughout the world, especially in the work of healing, justice, and peace, and upholding the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.

Questions about this event?
Please contact one of the following: Jeaninne Totzke at jtotzke@berriencounty.org or Marilee Roth at mjrothfarm@gmail.com.


The planning team secured a block of rooms (single, queen-size beds) at a discounted rate of $159 for those requiring or preferring overnight accommodations on Friday night. Reservations for the hotel must be made separately from the registration for the event.

Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center – Mount Pleasant
2424 S. Mission Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The deadline to reserve a hotel room is October 3rd. To reserve, call 989-772-4000 or visit their website at this link.

November 4, 2023


St. John's Episcopal Church

206 W Maple St. Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 stjohnsmtpleasantmi.com


The cost to attend is $20 per person, payable online or by check at the door.

The deadline to register is October 15th.