Antiochian Women Diocese of LA & the West

The Antiochian Women (Diocese of LA & the West) work to develop a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness and commitment as taught in the Holy Orthodox Church and foster among our women a genuine expression of love and service through works of charity, and to instill a sense of fellowship and a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Antiochian Archdiocese and the Orthodox Church.

Half of all proceeds will be donated to the AW Special Project for Earthquake & Disaster Relief in Syria and Turkey and half will go directly to the charitable works of the ministry.



In 2020, after having lost about half their income due to the pandemic, Timm, Kristina, and Thaniel Wenger founded Wanderlust Coffees as a way to supplement their income and give back to the community. Inspired by Elder Dobri of Bulgaria, they have helped non-profits develop and sell their own coffee blends, the proceeds of which benefit the organizations. All the coffees are organically grown, fairly traded, and air roasted in small batches.

Kristina is co-author and co-host of the Tending the Garden of Our Hearts book and podcast, and co-creator of Rooted in Prayer. She also hosts the Let Us Attend podcast, and has voiced more than a dozen Ancient Faith Publishing audiobooks. Timm works behind the scenes part-time for Ancient Faith Ministries as audiobook and podcast editor. Thaniel is also an Ancient Faith Radio podcast editor.

Timm and Kristina live in Lancaster, Pa., and attend Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church, York, Pa. Thaniel and his wife Maggie attend St. Athanasius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Sacramento, Calif.