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Gricel Medina

The Reverend Gricel Medina is ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church. She holds degrees from Oswego State University, Oral Roberts University and the Centro Hispano Estudios Teologicos where she majored in Hispanic theological studies and minored in marriage and family counseling.

She has served as a bilingual church planter for the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as superintendent, giving leadership to Hispanic, Asian, and African-American pastors. She developed prayer summits for Hispanic congregations and has served on the board of the Hispanic Clergy Association giving counsel, direction and promoting advocacy on racial gender justice. She also served on the Commission for Biblical Gender Equality under two Evangelical Covenant presidents.

Gricel publishes, speaks, teaches and models racial egalitarian justice. She has published widely on biblical gender equality, mercy and justice for CBE journals, the Covenant Companion, and Covenant Home Altar. Gricel leads in grassroots communities and at the highest denominational levels and inspires communities and churches to collaborate in eradicating injustice and abuse to create safe places of dialogue, awareness, and engagement within and outside her denomination and the church. 

In recognition of her work, CBE awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Gricel Medina serves on CBE’s Board of Reference

Resources By This Author

Book Review | March 11, 2019

Hermanas

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 12, 2018

Hundreds of Abuse Allegations in Baptist Churches: What Now?

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 12, 2018

How the System is Rigged against Latinas and What the Church Can Do to Help

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 5, 2018

4 Ways Men Can Combat Abuse in the Church

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 30, 2018

6 Principles for Guarding Churches Against Predators

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 2, 2018

4 Ways Christian Conferences Exclude

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 12, 2018

5 Women of Color Making History in the Church

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 6, 2017

A Prayer of Action for Egalitarian Women

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 5, 2017

Finding a Biblical Model for Hispanic Marriages

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 28, 2017

A Litany of Mutuality

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 2, 2017

Does Egalitarian Theology Have Anything To Say To People of Color?

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 23, 2017

In It Together: Widening Our Reach and Our Message

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 14, 2017

Calling All Deborahs, Esthers, and Junias

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 31, 2017

8 Ways The Church Can Advance Egalitarian Theology

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 5, 2014

A Culture of Silence: Patriarchy in America’s immigrant churches

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 16, 2013

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