We are GATHERING online on
Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10am-12 noon  (Pacific) | 11am (Mountain)


We’ll explore Philippians 4:7  as we discuss “What is God's Peace?” in a Bible study led by Shirley Kinoshita. This online event is free and open to ALL women in the West, whether you were registered for the retreat or not.


Shirley Kinoshita likes to share her love of Asian arts and crafts, and combines her religious faith and her art to support causes. A lifelong student of the Bible, who has led email-based Bible studies online during the early days of internet (1980s), called Biblestudy-L and wrote a Daily Devotional for 2 years as a companion to the English language study. Because the audience was virtual, the students came from many nations.


As a visual artist based in the San Francisco Bay area focusing on Sumi-e (Asian Ink Painting) and watercolors, she has taught many creative subjects to all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. Shirley has a passion to advocate for peace. She has been married since 1965 to Kim Kinoshita, has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.


Shirley is grateful to all the Bible study/Christian education teacher/leaders who has nurtured her spiritual journey. It is through the Holy Scriptures, and fellow believers that we can learn & discerns God through Jesus Christ, we worship and follow.

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For our eventual Event, Here are Your Keynote Speakers

Get ready to be inspired, enthused, and changed with this lineup of Disciples Women!

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. LaTaunya M. Bynum

Meet Rev. Dr. LaTaunya L. Bynum (Regional Minister of Nor Cal / Nevada). Rev. Bynum is the author of 3 books, a sought after keynote speaker, and a competitive long distance walker.

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Keynote Speaker: Rev. Lori Tapia

Meet Rev. Lori Tapia, Pastora Nacional de Obra Hispana. If you were at our last WWOW event, you'll remember Rev. Tapia as our emcee. We are thrilled to welcome her as a keynote speaker.

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Meet our Young Adult Group Keynoters

Saianna Smith, Yvette Hernandez-Becerra, and Jess Kim

At the top left is Sianna Smith, Young adult chair for the Pacific Southwest Region Young Adult Ministries and a Young Adult leader for the Youth Immersion Ministry.

At the top right is Yvette Hernandez-Becerra, a full time at Claremont School of Theology working towards an M.Div. (and working part time in the architectural field). 

In the lower left is Jess Kim, the Managing Director at Disciples Seminary Foundation and she is pursuing an M.Div. degree at Claremont School of Theology, NAPAD Board member, and Co-Director of Youth Immersion Ministry.

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About Wild Women of the West!

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Wild Women of the West are Disciples women from ALL the Western States of the United States: Arizona, California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico!  We gather as glorious creations of God in fellowship -- and because we are seeking grace!