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Rev. Elaine May

In the first quarter of this milestone year, I want to take an opportunity to say hello as the Women’s Leadership Developer for the CRCNA. This newly shaped role was integrated into Pastor Church Resources this past year, giving it increased influence in supporting congregations and leaders with resources to foster greater personal and communal health.

This year marks 25 years of ordaining women in the role of Minister of the Word, Commissioned Pastor, and Elder. It took many years of prayer, study, dialogue, and conviction to get us to June 1996, and our commitment for women to flourish in their gifts for the health and mission of the church continues still today. Thank you for your role in our shared commitment!

“We’re excited to have Elaine join our PCR team,” said Lis Van Harten, director of Pastor Church Resources. “Her passion for encouraging, developing, and supporting women in all types of church leadership will serve the denomination well.” Get to know Elaine and read more of her story at the link below.

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Leadership Development Opportunities

Women’s Leadership Conversation
with Ellen Duffield, Author of The Brave Way

April 22, 2021 - 12:00-1:30pm EST

Join us for 90 minutes of learning, reflecting, and growing together.

Ellen Duffield is a reflective practitioner with a heart to help people and organizations create environments in which both men and women can thrive. A lead pastor for 10 years she has over 40 years experience in nonprofit and church leadership and leadership development. Ellen is a co-founder of NextLEVEL Leadership, the founder of Brave Women and Girls.

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Following the April 22nd event we’ll launch discussion groups to work through Ellen’s book: The Brave Way over five weeks in June.



Where We Are 25 Years Later

How far have we come in women’s ordination? The answer depends.

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The First Through the Wall

As we continue to navigate the changing landscape of ministry, we need a renewed commitment to extend grace and compassion.

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