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Local Church
A study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women shows that while some progress has been made to make clergy salaries equivalent for men and women, there is still a long way to go. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Women clergy still paid less

A new study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women follows up on a similar study in 2017 and shows that while some progress has been made, women clergy are still underpaid when compared to their male counterparts.
Local Church
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Young elder numbers hit record low

Annual clergy age study by Lewis Center confirms downward trend for United Methodist elders under 35.
Local Church
The Rev. Dr. Hyekyoung Pauline Kang. Photo courtesy of the author.

‘Build the church that we are sent to serve’

The Rev. Dr. Hyekyoung Pauline Kang recalls a time when she protested an appointment by her bishop that she felt was a bad fit. It came to be one she considered a great opportunity.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Josephine Whitely-Fields. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Josephine Whitely-Fields

Enduring racism, badgering, as a pastor

Black clergywoman persevered through obstacles at local church appointments.

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