In 2020 the ELCA celebrates the 50th anniversary of women in ministry. Join professor and author, Deacon Mindy Makant, as she talks about her discoveries while writing her book, Holy Mischief: In Honor and Celebration of Women in Ministry,2019. For this book Deacon Makant interviewed 85 female ELCA pastors across the Southeast. This book is their story, a theological “state of the union” for ELCA women and ministry. There will be time to reflect on positive ways for the church to move towards fuller equity and inclusion.
Dr. Makant is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Youth and Family Ministry program at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. She is also the Director of the university’s Living Well Center for Vocation and Purpose, and author of two books.
Mindy graduated from Mercer University with a B.A. in Spanish in 1990, from the University of West Georgia with an M.Ed. in Secondary Education in 1997, from Ohio Dominican University with a M.A. in Theology in 2007, and from Duke University Divinity School with a Th.D. in Theological Ethics in 2012. Mindy is an ordained deacon in the ELCA. She lives in the foothills of North Carolina with her husband, Pastor Russell Makant, and has two grown-ish children.
This event is being supported by the Norma Schweitzer Wood fund for Social Justice Education from United Lutheran Seminary. Dr. Schweitzer Wood, MAR, DMin, is 1972-2003 Dean Emerita; Professor Emerita of Pastoral Counseling and Interpersonal Ministries of ULS predecessor body, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
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