Then and Now

In March 2009 Sarah Renee founded The International Society of Women in Apologetics (ISWA). With the help of volunteers, Sarah created and opened as a content sharing site with the hope that it would encourage and equip women to defend their Christian faith. ISWA was dissolved as a 501(c)(3) in the state of California in 2016.



On May 1, 2017, Jade Turner and Rachel Shockey took over the website and founded the organization, Women in Apologetics (WIA). The vision God has given us at WIA is to further engage, inspire, and equip Christian females to develop an evidential faith. Thus, our three main goals are 1) to have an annual WIA conference, 2) to provide academic apologetics support to females of all ages, and 3) to provide apologetics training for women. WIA’s 501(c)(3) status is currently pending.


Jade Turner (left) and Rachel Shockey (right) met in-person for the first time on April 20, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL. After getting to know each other better and sharing what led them to apologetics, they discussed WIA’s mission and vision. They prayed for God’s leading and His blessing and continue to pray over the developments of WIA.