Network of Women Ministers

She simply believed that she, with everyone around her, had a contribution to make.
We, at the Southern New England Ministry Network believe that too. This is the reason the Network of Women Ministers exists. To help the women of Southern New England make the contribution that God has laid on their heart to bring change to hearts of the men and women in MA, CT and RI.

The Network of Women Ministers exists to train, resource and connect credentialed women ministers in order that they might fulfill their God-given calling to the fullest potential.


We are a group of women from various background in ministry, with a common desire to see the current and potential credentialed women of Southern New England fulfil their God given calling to the fullest potential. Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the lead team with questions, suggestions or input. It is an honor to serve you.

Dr. Anne Bates

SNE Female Presbyter

Crossroads Worship Center

Weymouth, MA

Lynn Breitenbach

Pastor - Chi Alpha

Chi Alpha – Boston University

Boston, MA

Nicole Graboski

Student - SOM

School of Ministry

Sturbridge, MA

Molly Hurtado

Director of Communications

SNE Network Office

Sturbridge, MA

Patricia McNair

Teaching Pastor for Women's Ministry

Calvary Christian

Lynnfield, MA

Que Nguyen

Lead Pastor

Vietnamese Christian Center

Worcester, MA

Christine O'Connor

Lay Minister, Board Member

Bethany Assembly of God

Agawam, MA

Dinah Torres

Children's Pastor

Lowell Assembly of God

Lowell, MA

Stephanie Valeri

Christian Education

Living Hope Church

Southwick, MA

Vickie Warner

Women’s Ministry Director

Brockton Assembly of God

Brockton, MA

Kerisha Watson

Northpoint Student

Northpoint Bible College

Haverhill, MA

NWM Coordinator:
Gina Escobedo Fatato

Gina grew up in Texas. Her early ministry began in her dad’s church. She did whatever needed to be done in Sunday School and Youth work. After a couple years of Bible College, she headed to Dental Hygiene school. While there she led a Chi Alpha ministry on the campus.

After college, she moved to Michigan and was married to Nick. They recently celebrated 36 years of life together. The family includes four children (three boys and a girl).

Gina and Nick worked side by side on college campuses in Michigan and Massachusetts. This included starting ministries and training leaders. They pastored Boston Worship Center in downtown Boston for 9 years.

The past thirteen years Gina has served with Nick in SNE Network leadership.

Gina continues to practice Dental Hygiene one or two days a week in addition to being a mom, discipler, teacher, encourager and passionate follower of Jesus.

Gina Escobedo Fatato
Coordinator or  SNE Network of Women Ministers

Gina Escobedo Fatato 2022 web


The image of God is best reflected, and the Church of Jesus Christ is healthiest, when both men and women are empowered to fulfill their calling at every level of ministerial leadership.

We were created uniquely and intentionally, with talents and strengths that can empower us to faithfully live out our purpose. By understanding and developing our personal strengths, we can actually be the kind of leaders we are meant to be: people who serve others and who act on the God-given opportunities around us every day. If you are interested in sharpening your giftings, learning from other women who have gone before you, and developing as a leader, the following trainings have been created just for you.

Mastermind Groups

Mastermind groups are small groups of 4-6 women gather together (remotely) once a month via Zoom to listen, grow and challenge one another both personally and professionally. Each participant has 15 minutes to share a challenging leadership issue that they are experiencing, a decision they are needing to make or an obstacle they are trying to overcome. The time together then becomes a brain storming time when other people that are not “in the thick of it” are able to look at the situation and offer insight. These groups tend to birth tremendous friendships, mentorship and community.


Our 20/20’s were designed with the working woman in mind. These leadership intensives offer 20 mins of teaching and 20 mins of discussion. One of our SNE female leaders will present on a variety of relevant leadership topics. Join us once a month for our 20/20s. Can’t join us live? No problem! We will record each session so you can play back at your own convenience; maybe with a cup of coffee or during your lunch break! You choose!

Mentoring with Northpoint

Mentorship is a vital tool to help young ministers develop in their calling. That is why the NWM is partnering with Northpoint Bible College to establish a mentorship opportunity for female students, called into ministry. Students will be paired with a trained, SNE credentialed female minister who will connect with the student once per month. These mentoring conversations will take place by phone, facetime or in person when possible.

If you are interested in being trained as a mentor, please inquire by clicking the link below.

Empowered: A Leadership Journey

Empowered: Leadership Journey Cohort, is a 9-month leadership development program for credentialed women in Southern New England. We will meet at the Network office on 3 separate occasions for a full day of teaching, team activities, and networking. The sessions will be taught by influential pastors, leaders and professors to provide practical ministry development skills. The fourth and final session will take place at a retreat center for a full weekend retreat.

On the in-between months (October 2021, December 2021, January 2022 and March 2022) each participant will receive 1-hour individual coaching through Zoom to bring awareness to core needs, goals, and ministry. The participant will also be required to read four books and work on a ministry projects throughout the cohort.

Session #1: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Session #2: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Session #3: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Retreat: Will be in April – exact dates TBD

Tuition for the Empowered Leadership Cohort is $1,000 plus the cost of books and transportation to the retreat center. The cost will include: 3 in-person sessions and meals, all coaching, and the retreat (board and food). We hope to receive sponsorships from churches to cover this cost of this endeavor as an investment into the leadership development of their credentialed women.


We recognize there are unique challenges that apply to women in ministry. Our goal is to equip you with tools to add to your ministry “tool kit”. We want to help you develop your God given gifts and talents. To accomplish this goal, we have established a variety of resources to equip you to fulfil your calling.



We recognize there are unique challenges that apply to women in ministry. Our goal is to equip you with tools to add to your ministry “tool kit”. We want to help you develop your God given gifts and talents. To accomplish this goal, we have established a variety of resources to equip you to fulfil your calling.

SNE Network of Women Ministers

Facebook Page

Living out our calling as credentialed women is unique and distinctive. Sometimes you need people who just get it. Join our SNE Network of Women Ministers facebook group, a safe place for credentialed women across our Network to gather, share, and encourage one another!