Zionsville Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Gathering to focus on courage


By Heather Lusk

The annual Women’s Gathering at Zionsville Presbyterian Church Jan. 28 will feature three women who will share insight on “Taking Courage.”

“We thought because of the election year this would be a good topic to help people heal over the turmoil that’s been in the past year,” event co-chair Eileen Davis said.

The keynote speaker will be former newscaster Anne Ryder, the last person to conduct an interview with Mother Theresa before she died.

This year, two other speakers will precede Ryder. They are Jill Wilson, who runs Str8 Up Ministries, a teen outreach program, and Tina McIntosh, who founded Joy’s House, an adult day care service, when she was 27 years old.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk about the speakers and topics in discussion groups during the day, which Davis said is often a highlight.

“I think that mixing of the generations and seeing things from different perspectives is really cool,” she said.

The event was initially an out-of-town weekend retreat, but several years ago was changed to a one-day event to accommodate women’s busier lives. Last year, 150 women attended to hear columnist and author Lori Borgman.

ZPC Women’s Gathering

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28

Where: Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St.

Cost: $25, with those bringing a friend getting a $5 discount

More info: Breakfast and lunch are included. Reserve tickets and learn more at zpc.org. Tickets also will be available at the event.