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.
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.
Diane Dougherty is an ordained Roman Catholic Womanpriest and a pastor at the First Metropolitan Community Church in Atlanta, where she is head of its social justice ministries.
Mary Searight — referred to as Lady Mary Searight — is the pastor of Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, N.J. She is married to the church’s bishop and serves with other pastors, both men and women.
Ordain Women is a grassroots organization that works for the ordination of women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of its co-founders, Kate Kelly, was excommunicated in June 2014 for her activism. Ordain Women has multiple spokespersons. Contact via the website.
FutureChurch is an organization that advocates for the ordination of women within the Catholic Church. The group is based in Lakewood, Ohio. Deborah Rose-Milavec is its executive director.
Ruth Zlotnick is the head rabbi at Temple Beth Am, a Reform congregation in Seattle, where her assistant rabbi is a man.
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.