Hundreds of Women Gather at Ignite Conference


March 16, 2023

More than 450 women gathered at the Ignite Conference on Saturday, March 11 in Beaverton, Ore. The event is organized by Western Seminary's Women's Center for Ministry.

Highlights included worship led by a city-wide worship team, music from the Brown Sisters, teaching from keynote speaker Pam Lau, and two dozen breakout sessions.

"Our passion is to have Jesus be our one and only big name — to be our honored guest," said Phyllis Bennett, DMin, Director of the Women's Center for Ministry. "We believe our goal was reached."

This 10th anniversary event was made possible thanks to help from over 60 volunteers. Beaverton Christian Church hosted the event, which allowed space for more than 20 ministry fair exhibitors. 

For more information on the Women's Center for Ministry, visit