Renew Network is a women’s ministry network for the United Methodist Church based in The Woodlands, Tx. It was founded in 1989 as the Evangelical Coalition for United Methodist Women as a network for evangelical women within the church. Renew works to encourage women to become leaders within the church and assist churches in developing […]
United Methodist Women is a national, New York City-based faith-organization with approximately 800,000 members. Its objectives include promoting the empowerment of women, children, and youth; promoting anti-racism, multiculturalism, and inclusion; promoting fair labor practices; and promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability. Media contact is Yvette Moore.
Phyllis Zagano is a senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. She is the author of Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church.
Kathleen Nielson is a writer and speaker and is director of women’s initiatives for the Gospel Coalition, a ministry that supports gospel-based churches. She has written an essay in support of the complementarian viewpoint. Contact via her website.
Mary Kassian is a professor of women’s studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. She has written to support and explain the complementarian view of women in the church.
Susanne Munzert is an assistant professor at the department of systematic theology at Augustana College in Neuendettelsau, Germany. Among her areas of interest are women in the church, feminist theory and ordination.
The Rev. Patricia Roane is president of Genesis Ministers’ Conference, a monthly meeting of women in church leadership drawn from members of the Pennsylvania Baptist Clergywomen of central Pennsylvania.
MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a Presbyterian pastor and author of several books on religion in the suburbs and women in the church. She is also a co-founder of the online publication Fidelia’s Sisters, which targets clergywomen under 40. She blogs at The Blue Room and serves at Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Va.