Gloria Wolfe, BIC leader and roller derby team chaplain

Sep 16, 2019 by and

Gloria Wolfe is chaplain of the Dirt Road Dears. Wolfe has led ministry for more than 20 years at Jemison Valley Church in Westfield, Pa., with her husband, Gary, who now leads there as shepherding pastor. In...

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Daughters who prophesy

Aug 19, 2019 by

Growing acceptance of female pastors is one of the positive Mennonite trends of the past half century. On July 27, Mennonite Church USA’s Western District Conference — a leader in gender equality —...

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Evana’s new leader looks for growth, collaboration

Jan 28, 2019 by and

Evana Network’s next executive director foresees the group broadening its tent and continuing a conversation among Mennonites and like-minded Anabap­tists about how to collaborate. The evangelical...

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Conservative Conference seeks clearer definition

May 8, 2017 by and

When people hear the word “conservative,” what do they think? It’s a question confronting Conservative Mennonite Conference as society becomes more polarized politically and denominations fracture and...

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Anabaptist women theologians discuss global network

Aug 4, 2015 by and

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the first time, Anabaptist women from across the world gathered to consider forming a global Anabaptist women’s network. Women theologians held regional meetings as part of Mennonite...

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Women share stories of ordination and peacebuilding

Aug 1, 2015 by and

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Anabaptist women discussed the dynamics of gender and theological identities in a variety of workshops at the Mennonite World Conference assembly. Marlene Epp said the Anabaptist peace...

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Don’t throw your womanhood on the backburner

Oct 31, 2014 by

I am learning to bring all of myself to my work. For a long time I thought I had to chop myself into pieces in order to be understood. I thought separating my womanhood from my blackness was the only way I...

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First woman ordained as a pastor dies at 87

Sep 22, 2014 by and

Emma Sommers Richards, the first woman ordained as a pastor in a U.S. Mennonite congregation, died Sept. 6 in Goshen, Ind. She was 87. Richards was ordained in 1973 by Illinois Mennonite Conference while...

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Cracking ‘stained-glass ceiling,’ women reach prominent pulpits

Sep 15, 2014 by and

Chicago. New York. Washington. In quick succession this year, three women have been chosen to lead historic tall-steeple churches in these cities. In May, Shannon Johnson Kershner became the first woman solo...

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Sister Care reinforces Puerto Rico connections

Jun 23, 2014 by

AIBONITO, Puerto Rico — Two women with roots in Puerto Rico recently brought a Mennonite Women USA seminar to the island. Carolyn Heggen and Elizabeth Soto Albrecht co-led the Sister Care seminar March 21-22...

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