In 2017 women remain less than 25% of the faculty and deans, and 11% of the presidents of Association of Theological Schools.1

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Promoting the Partnership of Women in Your Church

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Women who had female congregational leaders in their youth enjoyed higher levels of self-esteem as adults.[2]


1 Halee Gray Scott, “Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise,” Christianity Today, February 26, 2017, https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/february-web-only/study-female-pastors-are-on-rise.html, accessed May 10, 2023.

2 Jana Riess, “It’s good for girls to have clergywomen, study shows,” Religion News Service, July 17, 2018, https://religionnews.com/2018/07/17/its-good-for-girls-to-have-clergywomen-study-shows/, accessed December 21, 2023.

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