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Seminary Wives in Ministry

S.W.I.M. (Seminary Wives in Ministry) exists to equip wives to be competent servants alongside their husbands in ministry.


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 Charity Anderson 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 help prepare them for ministry. For more information on SWING, contact Jennifer Bugos or sign up for a group.
  • Bridges: Bridges (formerly Acts 18) exists to provide new seminary wives in transition with support and information about the Dallas community. For more information, contact

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.

Entering Wives Welcome

August 23, 2015

If your husband is a new DTS student or you have recently married a student, Seminary Wives in Ministry would love to meet you and let you know about all that we have to help you in your new role as a seminary wife.

  • Sunday, August 23, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Collins Lounge, second floor of the Walvoord building
  • Dessert & fellowship
  • Please RSVP by noon on Saturday, August 22.
  • This is a free, casual event. No childcare will be provided.

RSVP for Wives Welcome

Fall Opening: Setting Sail

August 29, 2015

Come find out what SWIM has to help you stay the course while in seminary. The journey God has for each one of us can be different, unexpected and at times a little rocky. Meet ladies who are in the same boat and hear what resources SWIM to anchor you in Christ this upcoming school year.

  • Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-noon
  • First floor of the Campbell Academic Center
  • This is a free event. Lunch and childcare (for birth to 5 years) are provided for those who register.
  • Please RSVP by Thursday, August 27.
  • Dress is casual.

RSVP for Setting Sail

Bridges Program (formerly Acts 18)

A Special Partnership for Current and Incoming Wives

Bridges 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. Your current wife will help guide you to local resources and help welcome you to Dallas.

Please sign up today if you are interested in partnering as a current or incoming wife.

Sign Up

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.

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Contact Information

Carolyn Hannah
Faculty wives and student wives.


Join our email list to get event reminders and information on how you can get connected.

August 23, 2015
Entering Wives Welcome

August 29, 2015
Fall Opening

November 7, 2015
Fall Seminar

Spring Retreat

May 1, 2016
Graduating Wives Coffee Brunch