Pamela Y. Cook
Women’s History and Experience in the
Christian Tradition
November 12, 2012
1853 1st American woman ordained -
Antoinette L. Brown as Congregational (UCC
predecessor denomination) minister
1925 1st ...
Rev. Mother Alice Rosehill
Kahokuoluna
• 1923 - licensed to preach &
assigned to Wananalua
Congregational Church, East
Mau...
1956 - Prior to
merger into United
Church of Christ 4
women ordained in
Afro Christian
Connection
This is one of those
wom...
Rev. Candita Bauzá-Mattos
• 1st woman to graduate
from Evangelical
Seminary of Puerto Rico
• Associate Conference
Minister...
Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk
• 1963-graduated from
Andover Newton
Seminary
1981-1st African
American woman to head
a national inst...
Yvonne Delk continued
1989-1st Woman to be
nominated as a candidate
for the Office of
President of the UCC
1990- 1st Woman...
Rosemary McCombs Maxey
Born April 3, 1945
Muscogee
1987-1999 Pastor, Mt.
Tabor UCC, Rocky Ridge,
MD
Interim Pastor,
Commun...
1975 – Dr. Thanda Ngcobo ordained to ministry
in Zulu at Trinity UCC, Chicago
1975 – Rev. Barbara J. Allen is commissioned...
1994-96 - Rev. Dr. Susan
Newman installed as
Senior Pastor of 1st
Congregational UCC,
Atlanta
1976-Licensed Baptist
1983-O...
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman continued
Former Director of Public
Policy at RCRC
2009-present Associate
Minister for
Congregationa...
1986 – Pamela June Anderson
installed as Associate Minister
at Plymouth UCC-Detroit.
1989 – Senior Pastor of
Mayflower UCC...
Interim Pastor, 1st United Christian Church, Xenia, OH
2001-2011 - Pastor, Countryside Community Church,
Esparto, CA
Prima...
1986 – Rev. Dr. Susan K.
Smith installed as Pastor
of Advent UCC-Columbus.
• Advent membership has
grown from 5 to 300.
• ...
• Author of 4 books
• 2011 General Synod
Keynote Speaker
• 2009 Keynote Speaker
MN Conf. Annual Meeting
• Mentee of Rev. D...
1st African American Woman Ordained
in the PCUSA
1974-Katie Geneva
Cannon ordained
One of 1st two women
graduates of ITC
P...
Katie Geneva Cannon continued
Ph.D., Ethics, Union
Theological Seminary
1st scholar to use
“womanist”
1st generation woman...
1st African American Woman Ordained
in the Episcopal Church
1977-Pauli
Murray ordained
Jarena Lee, recognized as the first woman
preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal
Church, was allowed by Richard Allen...
Early Women AME Pastors
1889-Harriett A. Baker (1829-1913)appointed
pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Lebannon, PA &
becomes 1s...
1st Woman Ordained in the African
Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion)
1895-Mary Small ordained as deacon
Findings
Obstacles to Women’s Ordination
1. Denominational policy
2. Requirements for ordination
call to particular minist...
Findings of Barbara Brown Zikmund
More women going to seminary but many do not
seek church employment
Women who pursue chu...
Brown’s Findings continued
Congregation-centered, Institution-centered, &
Spirit-centered denominations
35% of men have so...
Ordination of Women of Color in the UCC & Other Selected Denominations
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This presentation gives an overview of the history of ordination of Women of Color in the United Church of Christ. It also includes information about the ordination of women of color in other selected denominations including the PCUSA, AME, and AMEZ denominations.

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Ordination of Women of Color in the UCC & Other Selected Denominations

  1. 1. Pamela Y. Cook Women’s History and Experience in the Christian Tradition November 12, 2012
  2. 2. 1853 1st American woman ordained - Antoinette L. Brown as Congregational (UCC predecessor denomination) minister 1925 1st Pacific Island woman ordained – Rev. Mother Alice Rosehill Kahokuoluna 1956 4 women ordained in Afro Christian Connection 1972 1st Latina ordained – Rev. Candita Bauzá-Mattos 1974 1st African American woman ordained - Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk
  3. 3. Rev. Mother Alice Rosehill Kahokuoluna • 1923 - licensed to preach & assigned to Wananalua Congregational Church, East Maui. • March 21, 1925 – ordained • Was known for wearing habit & riding horse to her parishes
  4. 4. 1956 - Prior to merger into United Church of Christ 4 women ordained in Afro Christian Connection This is one of those women - Rev. Felicia Walker-Wilson.
  5. 5. Rev. Candita Bauzá-Mattos • 1st woman to graduate from Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico • Associate Conference Minister, Southern California-Nevada Conference • Served as Minister for Hispanic Relations in the national setting
  6. 6. Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk • 1963-graduated from Andover Newton Seminary 1981-1st African American woman to head a national instrumentality in the UCC, The Office for Church in Society
  7. 7. Yvonne Delk continued 1989-1st Woman to be nominated as a candidate for the Office of President of the UCC 1990- 1st Woman and First African-American Executive Director of the Community Renewal Society in Chicago
  8. 8. Rosemary McCombs Maxey Born April 3, 1945 Muscogee 1987-1999 Pastor, Mt. Tabor UCC, Rocky Ridge, MD Interim Pastor, Community of Hope UCC, Tulsa, OK Director of the Eagle Butte Learning Center www.ucc.org/women/assets/maxey.mp3
  9. 9. 1975 – Dr. Thanda Ngcobo ordained to ministry in Zulu at Trinity UCC, Chicago 1975 – Rev. Barbara J. Allen is commissioned Director of Christian Education at Trinity UCC, Chicago From approx. 1980-2000, Rev. Allen serves as executive minister but is refused ordination by the UCC.
  10. 10. 1994-96 - Rev. Dr. Susan Newman installed as Senior Pastor of 1st Congregational UCC, Atlanta 1976-Licensed Baptist 1983-Ordained & Assoc. Minister People’s Congregational UCC, Washington, DC
  11. 11. Rev. Dr. Susan Newman continued Former Director of Public Policy at RCRC 2009-present Associate Minister for Congregational Life & Social Justice at All Souls Church, Washington, DC Also currently Assoc. Minister at Covenant Baptist UCC • Author of several books
  12. 12. 1986 – Pamela June Anderson installed as Associate Minister at Plymouth UCC-Detroit. 1989 – Senior Pastor of Mayflower UCC, Detroit Associate Assn Minister, Western Reserve Assn, Ohio Conference Interim Pastor, Faith UCC, Dayton, OH Served as Vice President of UCC Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice
  13. 13. Interim Pastor, 1st United Christian Church, Xenia, OH 2001-2011 - Pastor, Countryside Community Church, Esparto, CA Primary Guest Chaplain, California Senate Lt. Commnader in the Navy; served as a Military Chaplain for 24 years Author of several books including Between A Rock and Hard Places (A history of African Americans in the United Church of Christ) & Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Don’t Work Mentee of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
  14. 14. 1986 – Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith installed as Pastor of Advent UCC-Columbus. • Advent membership has grown from 5 to 300. • Also serves as Minister of Music • Former Journalist • Tweets at @cassady2euca • Washington Post blogger
  15. 15. • Author of 4 books • 2011 General Synod Keynote Speaker • 2009 Keynote Speaker MN Conf. Annual Meeting • Mentee of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr
  16. 16. 1st African American Woman Ordained in the PCUSA 1974-Katie Geneva Cannon ordained One of 1st two women graduates of ITC Professor, Temple University Professor, Union Theological Seminary, NYC Professor, Union Presbyterian Seminary, VA
  17. 17. Katie Geneva Cannon continued Ph.D., Ethics, Union Theological Seminary 1st scholar to use “womanist” 1st generation womanist scholar Author of several books Great granddaughter of Mary Nance Lytle b. 1832
  18. 18. 1st African American Woman Ordained in the Episcopal Church 1977-Pauli Murray ordained
  19. 19. Jarena Lee, recognized as the first woman preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was allowed by Richard Allen to preach and was licensed but was refused ordination. At the 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference in July 2016, Jarena Lee was posthumously ordained.
  20. 20. Early Women AME Pastors 1889-Harriett A. Baker (1829-1913)appointed pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Lebannon, PA & becomes 1st known female pastor in African Methodist Episcopal denomination. Baker was a licensed evangelist, not sure whether she was ever ordained 1900-Baker built & established Bethel Mission in Allentown, PA 1882-Margaret Wilson appointed pastor of Haleyville Mission, oversaw purchase of land & bldg; no pastoral appointment after 1885
  21. 21. 1st Woman Ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) 1895-Mary Small ordained as deacon
  22. 22. Findings Obstacles to Women’s Ordination 1. Denominational policy 2. Requirements for ordination call to particular ministry seminary education committees on ministry 3. Congregational Polity racism in white churches sexism in black churches 4. Personal Imagination/Vision
  23. 23. Findings of Barbara Brown Zikmund More women going to seminary but many do not seek church employment Women who pursue church employment leave sooner than men Church can still be unwelcoming to women’s leadership Pattern of institutional discrimination that limits women Seminary trained women unemployed and underemployed Women have deep & abiding commitment to ministry
  24. 24. Brown’s Findings continued Congregation-centered, Institution-centered, & Spirit-centered denominations 35% of men have solo pastorate as 1st call 35% of women are associates/assistants on 1st call On 3rd call, 49% of men are head of staff/sr. pastor On 3rd call, 19% of women are head of staff/sr. pastor Journey still uphill

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