One Heart Women's MInistry

The purpose of Oakwood’s ONE HEART Women’s Ministry is to accept and love women of all ages; to encourage and equip them to grow in Christ, and to serve in their families, church, and community. Our guiding scripture is “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” - Ephesians 4:4-5, 16


ONE HEART is led by eight women who are devoted to a growing and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and want to share their passion with other women. Each woman on the leadership team has identified her individual gifts and talents so that she can use those strengths to reach out and involve the women at Oakwood in ONE HEART. The ministry continues to grow as more and more women volunteer to use their God-given abilities in a variety of ways to love and encourage women of all ages at Oakwood and the surrounding community.  You can learn more about our leadership team and find their contact info below.


Click here to join our One Heart Prayer Group on Facebook. 


Click here to connect with us on Facebook at One Heart Happenings. 

Women's ministry Leadership TEam

Pam Ochoa, Jeannie Leech, Julie Jackson, Cheryl Bongiorno, Wendy Penzien, and Fran Maddock

Not pictured: Vicki Allison, Melisa Hall and Cheryl Nalian


ONE HEART is led by six women who are devoted to a growing and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and want to share their passion with other women.  If you are interested in helping or joining a team, just email one of the team leaders:


Upcoming women's events

Check back regularly for a list of opportunities for women to connect and grow.

  •   The gathering for women

    The Gatherings are informal opportunities for ALL women to connect and get to know one another in a casual atmosphere.  Stop in for one or more Gathering opportunities.

    • Thursday, March 8th 6:30 to 8:00pm with Special Guest Speaker, Emily
      Winds of Change
    • Friday, April 20th 6:30pm off-site
    Childcare is available for Gatherings at Oakwood and children are welcome to come to the off-site Gatherings with you.
  • Fall 2017 newsletter

    Our Fall Newsletter for women has great information about our Christmas Brunch.  On the back, you can read about our One Heart Wings Christmas Party, The Gatherings for Women, and more. Click here to download a copy.

  • The Disciples Path for Women

    Disciples Path teaches what it means to follow Christ; how to model discipleship; how to practice discipleship; helps establish the habit of looking to the Bible for solutions; and teaches how to apply basic biblical doctrine to everyday life.  

    Click here for an article by Meg Knauf to learn more. 

  • The Quest

    Monday Evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    In this 6-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to promote intimacy with God, explore questions and responses from the Bible, track your quest by journaling along the way. Click here for a flyer.

  • The Quest for Teen girls

    Monday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    We are very excited to offer this 6-week teen study by Beth Moore. Girls will delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him- a God who desires to be found and known. Learn to draw closer to God through prayer, explore questions and responses from the Bible, and track your quest by journaling along the way. Click here for a flyer. 

  • Finding Jesus in Jeremiah By cheryl bongiorno

    Monday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    As our church family continues the "Gospel Project", in January we will begin the "Prophets and Kings". This is the perfect time to focus on the book of the prophet Jeremiah. If you have never studied or read one of the prophetic books, this is a great place to start! Anyone is welcome! Click here for a flyer. 

  • The Gospel Project

    Tuesday Mornings 9:30 to 11:30am

    See how the whole Bible fits together. The next 13-week study is called "Prophets and Kings". We will learn about God the Revealer and God the Pursuer. Click here for a flyer.

connect with us on facebook

  • one heart prayer group

    Our goal is to offer a safe, intimate place to come with prayer needs and receive encouragement from your sisters in Christ at Oakwood. 

    Click here to join our One Heart Prayer Group on Facebook. 

  • one heart happenings

    The purpose of this group is to offer a place for women to connect with one another. Here you will find announcements of women's activities going on at Oakwood, as well as various posts from Oakwood sisters reaching out to connect. Looking for someone to go to a movie with? Need a recommendation for a movie, book, contractor, or doctor? The potential is endless. 

    Click here to reach out and touch someone today in One Heart Happenings!