Ordained Leadership

Ordained Leadership


February 1, 2010

As priest-in-charge of a growing church, I am in good company with many of my colleagues when it comes to finding a happy balance between work, family and everything else that life throws at us.

The church is a sometimes-frenetic place that often doesn't fit well into our culture's 9 to...

January 15, 2010

Representatives of Middle Eastern Anglican, Lutheran and Reformed churches, meeting in Harissa, Lebanon, have voted unanimously in favor of the ordination of women as pastors. "This is historic and allows us to move forward in a leading role," said Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan after...

August 20, 2009

The Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by a two-thirds majority August 19 approved a theological statement addressing human sexuality, setting the stage for an anticipated vote Friday on whether to allow pastors in committed same-sex relationships to serve...

June 28, 2009

Tears, cheers, joy, applause and an "all-new spirit" filled the packed Church of the Saviour in Hanford, California, June 27 as the Rev. Suzanne Lynn Ward became the first woman ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.

"This, my brothers and sisters, is a big deal day...

June 19, 2009

Sister and friends gathered in the chapel of the Community of the Transfiguration, Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 18 to celebrate Sister Priscilla Jean Wright's forty-five years of service in the diaconate. She is believed to be the last deaconess in the United States serving as a deacon today. Her...

January 26, 2009

Episcopalians in Parker County, Texas, a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on January 18 participated in the first Episcopal Eucharist ever openly celebrated in the county by a female Episcopal Church priest.


The former bishop of the diocese, the Rt. Rev. Jack Iker,...

April 25, 2008

General Theological Seminary (GTS) will be offering three continuing education courses focused on enhancing the ministry of deacons. Following a survey of the continuing education needs of deacons serving in a number of dioceses, GTS has begun a new series of one-day courses specifically...

April 2, 2008

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) has announced the appointment of Thomas Moore III as its new Executive Director.

Moore comes to SIM after working most recently with the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States (FOCCUS); the Church Pension Group (CPG); and...

October 14, 2007

Do you feel called to the ministry? Figuring out if this is the right step for you is best done ‘in community,’ or by speaking with those who know your gifts and talents. These people include clergy from a local or home congregation, chaplains at schools, members of the Bishop's staff or...

March 6, 2007

"Our Church Lives" is the theme of this year's conference of the National Network of Episcopal Clergy Association (NNECA,) set to run June 25-27 at the Woodlands Inn in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Keynote speakers will include: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop...


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