Atlanta Women's Weekend 2018


The Atlanta Women's Weekend, located in Alpharetta, GA, is an annual event that gives Christian women time together to study the Bible.

Our goal is to encourage women from Atlanta and beyond to learn from each other and grow in God's Word. We gather for a few hours every October to praise God and immerse ourselves in Bible study.  We invite all women to join us in doing so.

This Website and the Atlanta Women’s Weekend is not supported by, organized by, run by, or directed by any particular church. We are individual Christian women helping other women grow in the Lord our God.  The 2018 Atlanta Women's Weekend Committee is Sherridon Dobbs, Janet Hicks and Paula Hovater.  See us on Facebook.

Photos from the 2017 Atlanta Women's Weekend, courtesy of Jennifer Rich.

2017 Speakers


Paula Walker

Paula was born and raised in Jax, FL. She met Ralph Walker at Florida College in 1973 and married him as soon as possible. They have enjoyed 37 years of marriage, raised 3 daughters, lived in Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina, before returning to Tampa, FL. Their daughters married and have blessed them with 8 grandchildren (so far). Paula works as a 1st grade teacher at Temple Terrace Elementary. Her favorite place to be is in the kitchen (until it’s time to do the dishes). She is most thankful for her godly parents who taught her “the way” both in word and deed and for the man of her dreams who has given her everything she’s ever wanted… that really matters.


Nancy Fink

Nancy Fink was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has lived in Texas, Arkansas, California, and Georgia.  As of September, she has moved back to Arkansas to be near her two precious grandchildren, Sadie and James (aka Buster).  She met and married her husband, Ross, of forty-four years, while living in California and attending the Brea congregation where both of their fathers served in the eldership.  They have two grown sons.  Ross served as the evangelist for the Roswell, Georgia, congregation until their recent relocation to Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Nancy is a retired radiologic technologist where she worked in hospitals and medical facilities in California, Texas, and Arkansas for over thirty-five years. She and her husband served as Florida College Summer Camp directors for fourteen years, and she currently serves on the Hutchinson Bell Board as secretary and Atlantic Coast Regional Representative.  She enjoys traveling with Ross, having tea parties with her grandchildren, writing, and studying Old Testament Biblical history. 


Evelyn Jones

Evelyn Jones, MD is a board certified Dermatologist in Paducah, Kentucky, practicing general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology since 1993.  She founded WellSprings Dermatology and The SkinCare Corner with a mission to touch and change lives.   Dr. Jones educates and encourages others towards health and beauty in their lives for the glory of God.  Along with her business and community service, Evelyn actively serves as a member of Southwest church of Christ in Paducah, Kentucky, where her husband, Dr. Shawn Jones, a practicing Otolaryngologist, serves as an elder. Their marriage of thirty years has produced three beautiful children, Rebecca, Shawn Curtis, and Caleb and a never-ending passion for teaching.  Evelyn continues to teach children’s Bible classes and women’s Bible studies while also promoting Biblical principles of living with many unique opportunities such as seminars and conferences.


Linda Riley

Linda Riley was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Evelyn Marie Barnett and Thomas Whitten Wright, Sr. She grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, and went to Vanderbilt University where she double-majored in English and Sociology.  In 1978, while a graduate student in American Literature at the University of Southern California, Linda read the Bible for her first time and felt drawn to respond to the gospel by being baptized into Jesus Christ.  Linda now works as a Bible storyteller in her community.  For twenty years she has been telling weekly Bible stories to numerous preschools and church groups in Huntsville. For the past five years, she has also coordinated a “Before School Bible Study” program that provides daily Bible classes to K-5th grade students in a public Title 1 School.  Linda is married to Ken Riley, a computer solutions analyst for SAIC.  They worship with the Jordan Park church of Christ.  Their daughter, Elizabeth Riley, is completing her second year as an elementary school teacher for Teach for America in St. Joseph, Louisiana.


Tentative Weekend Schedule



3:00-6:00 PM - Check-In
6:00-6:45 PM - Singing
6:45 PM - Welcome/Opening Announcements
6:50 PM - Prayer/Dinner Buffet Opens
8:00 PM - Session 1
9:00 PM - Devotions
10:00 PM - Late Night Snacks



9:00 AM - Session 2
10:05 AM - Break/Hotel Checkout
10:15 AM - Prayer/Brunch
10:40 AM - Silent Auction Ends
11:00 AM - Session 3
12:00 PM - 15 minute break/Silent Auction winners close out

12:15 PM - Session 4
1:15 PM - Closing Announcements & Wrap-Up



The Marriott offers rooms that accommodate up to four people at a very affordable rate.  When registration opens, guests may call the toll free number 866.316.7267 and identify they are with the Atlanta Women’s Weekend group to create a booking.

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM


Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005


Learn more about Alpharetta, GA while you're here!


Please visit us when registration opens in May 2018!

We are not able to accommodate children and toddlers.  Newborns only.  Thank you!

Registration Cost: $85 per person which includes a full supper and brunch. 


If you would like to recommend someone for scholarship including yourself please email Sherridon Dobbs at for an application.  Deadline for scholarship TBA.


If you would like to reserve a table of ten for the AWW, please have all ten guests register on Eventbrite. Then, send an e-mail to Sherridon Dobbs at with the list of names for your table.  Please provide a title for your table such as "Friends of Margaret Head" or "Sisters of North Carolina" and signage will be created.  

We joyfully provide open seating for those who do not wish to reserve a table of ten.


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