Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has elected Dr. Lallene J. Rector as its next president. Rector is the first woman -- and first layperson -- to serve as president in the United Methodist-related insdtitution's 160-year history. She has served on Garrett-Evangelica's faculty for 27 years, the last 7 as academic dean. See story HERE.
A day-long seminar on responding well to sexual misconduct complaints against clergy drew more than 90 United Methodist bishops, chancellors and other conference officials who asked questions, debated church law and shared best practices with each other. Read the story HERE.
The Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, board member of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, has been appointed pastor of a Lincoln, Neb., church and will complete her tenure as Executive Director of United Methodist Ministries in Omaha in June. Read the press release HERE. You can also read about her work with the Big Gardens project HERE.
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