Women in Church Leadership
Women and the Word
Conference Goals and Objectives


To raise awareness about the invisibility of women's biblical leadership and experience in Church preaching and scripture proclamation.


  • To hear contemporary scholarship about Women and the Word in the Christian scriptures.
  • To identify issues contributing to the invisibility of women’s biblical leadership.
  • To develop strategies for retrieving the historical memory of biblical women and for overcoming obstacles to gender-balanced proclamation of the Word in our faith communities.