Women In Ministry

A Theological Framework on Women

A Theological Framework on Women

A call to full participation The Wesleyan-Holiness tradition of Christianity affirms women in leadership at all levels in churches because of the teachings of Scripture, longstanding tradition of empowering women in pastoral leadership, and manifest evidence of God’s...
Biennial WHWC conference draws more than 300 attendees

Biennial WHWC conference draws more than 300 attendees

More than 300 participants joined together in worship, educational workshops and dynamic messages from God’s Word at the Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy (WHWC) conference held April 12 – 16, in Estes Park, Colorado. This was WHWC’s twelfth biennial conference sponsored...
Women in Ministry & Leadership

Women in Ministry & Leadership

A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry   The Wesleyan Church affirms its long-standing commitment to full opportunity for women to be ordained to the ministry and to serve in any and all ministerial and leadership capacities. Although this vision has yet to be...
​Women in ministry convene a Congress

​Women in ministry convene a Congress

The Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy ( WHWC) organization held a “think-tank” Congress on February 23-24, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Forty representatives from five member denominations came together to discuss the state and mission of the 25-year-old...
I would have never imagined I would be a pastor today

I would have never imagined I would be a pastor today

“I would have never imagined I would be a pastor today.” Pastor Marcelle Hamel never considered she would be called to the ministry. In fact, for a majority of her life she was just trying to survive. Losing her mom at a young age and her father absent;...
Daughters of Abraham

Daughters of Abraham

Tell me about a woman (beyond your family members) who has had a big impact on your spiritual life. On this day (August 26th) 96 years ago, women were granted the right to vote. It’s a good day to remember that only a hundred years ago we finally got around to...
General Board marked by encouraging denominational news

General Board marked by encouraging denominational news

The 129th session of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church met at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, called the meeting to order at the beginning of the two-day meetings. Some of the...
A Chaldean ordained in The Wesleyan Church

A Chaldean ordained in The Wesleyan Church

Juliet Jamil, a Chaldean who is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church, talks about her story of faith and how persecution from Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party forced her family from their home country. She will soon begin serving as assistant pastor at El Cajon...
​New district superintendent profile: Rev. Anita Eastlack

​New district superintendent profile: Rev. Anita Eastlack

The Penn-Jersey District welcomes Rev. Anita Eastlack as their new co-district superintendent. Rev. Eastlack grew up in a Christ-centered home; her parents moved from Lancaster, PA to help plant five churches in Western NY. She earned her undergraduate degree from...
​First woman president of Nazarene Theological Seminary

​First woman president of Nazarene Theological Seminary

NTS elected Carla Sunberg as its tenth president on January 3. Sunberg, the first woman president in the school’s history, was elected on the first ballot and accepted the position. The election followed a discussion by the NTS Board of Trustees that resulted in a...
Women in Ministry Historical View

Women in Ministry Historical View

For over 140 years The Wesleyan Church has affirmed its long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for women to be ordained and serve in any and all ministerial and leadership capacities. Early Beginnings From its beginnings, The Wesleyan Church has championed the...
Semple first female pastor of larger church

Semple first female pastor of larger church

A self-proclaimed Wesleyan “since I’ve been in the womb,” Rev. Heather Semple shepherds Red Cedar Community Church in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She first served at the church as the spiritual formation pastor, when she began in 2007. In February 2012, Rev. Semple was...