Pay it Forward

Have you ever felt like a unicorn?  That’s a weird statement, but oftentimes, as women in ministry, that is what we are treated as. I have been to many an event where I look around and see many men in the room and very little women who I can connect with ministry-wise. I have spent […]

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No More Apologies.

It’s our last day of “Women in Youth Ministry Month,” and I want to take today to share something I’ve been working through for the last month or so. Last month I went to the FIERCE Conference, a gathering of mostly United Methodist Female pastors (and some strays, like me. #unordained). The gathering included the […]

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I’m just… Different

“I have no where to put that.” I said to our creative director ten minutes before the service started. I had carefully crafted my outfit to hide the growing baby bump, but I had failed to consider the mic pack. “Just clip it to your waistband.” Sure. They looked like jeans, but they were not. […]

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I’m not Coming to Your Conference

I’m not coming to your conference if there aren’t women on the platform. I’m not coming to your conference if there aren’t people of color teaching and not just entertaining. There. I said it. I said what my spirit has been screaming for all 20 years of ministry I’ve walked in. If your conference does […]

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My Journey to an affirming denomination

My College professor told us in my first ministry class, “If you can do anything else and be happy, do it.” I have used that question as a gauge throughout many years working in small churches, large churches, rural churches, city churches. When Ministry became very hard and I wanted to quit, it was this […]

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