March is Women’s History Month—or as some call it, Women’s Her-story Month. Women’s History Week, birthed 40 years ago, became Women’s History Month in 1987. Over the years, diverse perspectives have shaped its annual celebration. But the primary goal remains …
Celebrating a trailblazer for women’s ministries
Growing up in the Midwest, Joyce D. Sohl learned several important lessons: Think for yourself. Accept all. Always try to do your best. Prepare to be able to support yourself.
Those values would serve her well later in life as a pioneer for women’s ministries in The United Methodist Church.
Bishop featured in Women’s History Month video
Bishop Peggy Johnson reflects on her ministry and that of other clergywomen in this interview for the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Watch the video on Youtube.
Sherry Wack, CSM, a member of Evansburg UMC and vice-chair of the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministry, kindly sent us this inspiring essay about Native American history-maker Wilma Mankiller that she wrote for her church’s celebration of …
A Women’s History Month Feature–Mindy McKonly: Called and committed to ordained ministry
Although she retired from active pastoral ministry in 2015, the Rev. Melinda “Mindy” McKonly still chairs the Eastern PA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and will step down from that position at Annual Conference in June. We asked her to …