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Seminary Wives in Ministry

SWIM (Seminary Wives in Ministry) exists to equip wives to be competent servants alongside their husbands in ministry.

Spring Retreat: The Building Blocks of Life

It’s that time of year again where we wives take a weekend off and spend time in fellowship and strengthening our relationship with God. Our theme this year is about bettering our lives, whether that is through our marriage or our personal relationship with God. Join us March 31-April 2 at the beautiful Mt. Lebanon Baptist Encampment.

This year we are breaking away from our tradition of one main speaker in order to provide you with all the tools needed to strengthen your foundation of faith:

Dr. Robert and Del Garippa
Dr. Joe and Lindsey Allen
Dr. John and Carolyn Hannah

This weekend will be awesome and we hope you can make it! Also, we will have Legos.

Register for the Spring Retreat


There are three components to the SWIM program that assist us in fulfilling our mission:

  • Triple S: SWIM Self-Study exists to provide the seminary wife with opportunities of spiritual growth through an independent reading program and guided by a faculty wife. For more information on Triple S, contact Chris Wiede or fill out the interest form.
  • SWING: Seminary Wives in Nurturing Groups exists to assist seminary wives to grow in their walk with the Lord, develop relationships, and prepare for ministry. For more information on SWING, contact Jenny Fenton or sign up for a group.
  • Bridges: Bridges (formerly Acts 18) is a program designed for incoming wives as a way to partner with a current seminary wife who will connect with you, pray for you, and help you settle into life in Dallas and as a Seminary Wife. Please sign up as a incoming wife or a partner here. For more information, please contact Jen Dyer.

In addition, we also sponsor special events such as semester opening programs, seminars and an annual wives retreat. Join us on Facebook to receive reminders about SWIM activities.

Volunteer Opportunities

SWIM is looking for volunteers who can serve on our board or who can give a small amount of their time every few months. It is a great opportunity to gain ministry experience and to serve others.

Contact Carolyn Hannah, SWIM advisor, at to see what our current needs are.

Previous SWIM Event Recordings

Jim Allman, Part 1
Jim Allman, Part 2
Jim Allman, Q&A

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Contact Information

Carolyn Hannah
Faculty wives and student wives.


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August 28, 2016
New Wives Welcome

September 3, 2016
SWIM Opening Program

November 5, 2016
Fall Seminar

March 31 - April 2, 2017
SWIM Spring Retreat

May 7, 2017
Graduating Wives Coffee Brunch