Called as women, not in spite of it
[House of Deputies blog | October 10] I strategized resourcefully when I was an unusually young aspirant for ordination thirty years ago. My son was born during seminary so he’d be ready for kindergarten after my part-time MDiv. I took unconventional ministry paths (cathedral clergy, diocesan staff, seminary professor) because my spouse also had a career to tend. I have been richly blessed in my vocation, and I wish it had been easier to combine family and ministry. Years later, despite progress being made, I still see my young women students struggling with the church’s demands for conformity to models of ministry designed for straight, married men.