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Welcome to the Women’s Ministry page at Heartland Alliance.  I’m so glad you stopped by!

Here at Heartland, in Women’s Ministry, we’re passionate about three main things:  women going deeper in their relationship with God, women going deeper in relationships with each other, and women sharing of the goodness of God in their places of influence.

What do these things look like and how do they happen?  Well, God is endlessly creative! 

  • He loves to engage with us as we read the Bible. 
  • He loves to speak to us as we grow in listening to His voice. 
  • He loves to bring freedom and healing to our hearts by the power of His Holy Spirit. 
  • He loves to use our stories and experiences to encourage and build each other up and we believe that these things happen best in community.  We were made to live life together!

There are several ways as women to get involved in community here at Heartland.  Look at the options below and consider if any might be a good fit for you.  If you have any questions, contact us and ask.  We would love to help you as you consider how you may become involved in community here at Heartland.

Join a Women's Life Group!

Life Groups are the Heart of Heartland! In these long-term groups, deep and meaningful relationships are formed as people learn, laugh, play and pray together. Groups meet on various days of the week at locations in and around Strathcona County and cover topics that are relevant to the group. They represent every age and stage of life and meet as mixed adults/couples, or as men-only or women-only groups.

Each Life Group has a unique feel and personality. Following Christ through the seasons of life, Life Groups live out what it means to be the church. Our hope is that you are able to find a Life Group that becomes your church family.

If you are interested in becoming a part of a Life Group, you can register by:

Connex Groups are for those who are new to Small Groups or have other commitments that keep them from joining a Life Group. Connex Groups allow you to explore topics on days of the week that work for you, usually over a 6- to 12- week term. Depending on the number of registrations, Connex Groups can vary in size from one group of a few people to a large group made up of several smaller table groups. Groups are on a "First Come" registration basis unless they are designated as a drop-in group. Let us help you find a Connex Group that is right for you, Mixed AdultsMenWomenAdults 55+Single AdultsYoung Adults or Youth. If you have any questions, contact the church office at 780-467-7005 or

Heart to Heart

Come learn, grow and build relationships in a safe and loving environment.

Join us as we learn to pursue a life defined by the Spirit of God.  Heart to Heart is a gathering of small groups for women of all ages who meet Wednesday mornings from September to April.

*COVID-19 Adjustments: groups will be meeting both at Heartland and off-site.  Groups that meet at Heartland will be adult-only.  We regret that we cannot offer childcare at this time. 

Due to limited space, we encourage you to pre-register.

Weekly 9:15 - 11:00 am - Resumes the week of January 11, 2021

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Joy Cadwell

Pastor of Women

Joy attended Canadian Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education in 2000. This is where she met Craig and they married in 2001. Joy joined the Heartland team in 2017 and brings with her 14 years of ministry experience. One of Joy’s greatest passions is seeing women experience the freedom and joy that comes from knowing and believing how deeply loved they are by God. Joy loves spending time with Craig and their two teenagers among many other things such as reading, hiking and coffee with friends

Yolande Tkachyk

Ministry Assistant

Yolande has been involved at Heartland since the very beginning. She served alongside her husband Danny in Junior High Youth and later served together as small group leaders. She began working at Heartland in 2013 and is thankful to work with so many amazing ladies in Women’s Ministry. She enjoys playing slow pitch in the summer and hanging out with her family. Yo and Danny have three wonderful adult children, Kayla (Eric), Josh and Nicole.