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Annual Conferences

 January 2006
Only one-fifth of U.S. conference leaders are women 

October 2007
Conference execs more likely to be men, clergy
January 2008
Most conference committee chairpersons are men
 June 2010
Annual conference treasurers, 2006 vs 2009
 July 2010
A current look at annual conference leaders
 September 2010
Clergy and white males dominate employment in annual conference
December 2010
Clergy hold majority of executive/director positions in annual conferences
January 2011
Women's leadership in annual conferences
March 2011
Which U.S. conferences employ the most racial-ethnic women?

April 2016

Who Is At The Decision Making Table

October 2016

UMC District Superintendents Part III: Least and Most Representation

November 2016

UMC District Superintendents Part IV: Annual Conference Trends

Bishops
October 2008
Number of U.S. women bishops down by 1
August 2012
Fewer women bishops this quadrennium

June 2016

UMC Bishops: Race and Gender

Central Conferences

February 2016

Who Is At The Decision Making Table?

April 2012
Central conferences have fewer female delegates to General Conference than U.S. jurisdictions

December 2016

Central Conference Clergy by Gender

Clergy
July 2005
Number of clergywomen grows, but growth not uniform
April 2006
Clergywomen in local churches
 July 2006
A view of racial/ethnic clergywomen in the church
January 2010
UMC clergy in 2008 vs. UMC clergy in 2003
February 2010
U.S. UMC clergy in 2008 vs. 2004
November 2010
Laity lack positions in church leadership: Clergymen hold leadership positions in South Central and Southeastern Jurisdictions while clergywomen do the same in Western Jurisdiction
March 2012
Who are the U.S. delegation leaders for the 2012 general conference?
June 2012
Women, people of color more likely to pastor smaller churches and to pioneer in cross-racial appointments
December 2012
U.S. women, racial-ethnic clergy increase; still in smaller pulpits, more likely to leave pastoral ministry
February 2014
Clergy diversity proportional to membership
March 2014
Part-Time Local Pastors most diverse clergy group
April 2014
Women of color less than 4% of UMC clergy
August 2014
So far, 10% of elected clergy delegates are deacons

December 2016

Central Conference Clergy by Gender

District Superintendent
October 2005
Percentage of women superintendents on par with clergywomen statistics
April 2010
U.S. district superintendents, 2005 vs. 2010

July 2016

UMC District Superintendents I: Intro and Gender

September 2016

UMC District Superintendents II: Race & Ethnicity

October 2016

UMC District Superintendents Part III: Least and Most Representation

November 2016

UMC District Superintendents Part IV: Annual Conference Trends

General Boards and Agencies
October 2006
Women aiming for national agency leadership often hit glass ceiling
January 2007
Women comprise two-thirds of general agency workforce—but at what level?
 April 2007
Racial/ethnic women constitute one-fourth of general agency workforce
July 2007
One in five general agency board members is a racial/ethnic woman
July 2009
Who are the elected board members to United Methodist general agencies? Part 1
October 2009
Who are the elected board members to United Methodist general agencies? Part 2
August 2010
Economic downturn's impact on general agency employment
General Conference
April 2008
Seats for female general Conference delegates hold steady
January 2012
Snapshot: Who is at the decision-making table?
February 2012
Women and U.S. people of color lose representation at General Conference
March 2012
Who are the U.S. delegation leaders for the 2012 general conference?
April 2012
Central conferences have fewer female delegates to General Conference than U.S. jurisdictions
July 2014
Early results show parity in U.S. GC delegations
August 2014
So far, 10% of elected clergy delegates are deacons

February 2016

Who Is At The Decision Making Table?

March 2016 - Part 2

Who Is At The Decision Making Table?

April 2016

Who Is At The Decision Making Table?

May 2016

Analysis of GCFA Survey to General Conference Delegates

Jurisdictions
July 2008
A snapshot of delegates to the 2008 Jurisdictional Conference
January 2009
Who’s in the jurisdictional pool?
April 2009
Does the jurisdictional pool process allow diverse, new leadership?
October 2010
Laywomen and clergymen form basis of leadership in North Central and Northeastern Jurisdictions
November 2010
Laity lack positions in church leadership: Clergymen hold leadership positions in South Central and Southeastern Jurisdictions while clergywomen do the same in Western Jurisdiction

March 2016 - Part 2

Who Is At The Decision Making Table?

Laity
March 2010
Lay membership in 2004-2008
November 2010
Laity lack positions in church leadership: Clergymen hold leadership positions in South Central and Southeastern Jurisdictions while clergywomen do the same in Western Jurisdiction
Local Church
April 2006
Clergywomen in local churches
July 2006
A view of racial/ethnic clergywomen in the church
March 2010
Lay membership in 2004-2008
September 2011
Why are fewer women attending church?
October 2011
What is a vital congregation?
June 2012
Women, people of color more likely to pastor smaller churches and to pioneer in cross-racial appointments
Miscellaneous
February 2005
Women by the Numbers
February 2011
Women's History Month
May 2011
Wall Street Journal exposes discrimination against women in the workforce, media
August 2011
Women, faith and spirituality
December 2011
Does the church allow balance between work and home?
July 2012
Church can learn from business study: Gender equity boosts performance
September 2012
The four women of Haywood are celebrated in new book
June 2014
 Women less than 15% of Bible characters
Pay and Benefits
April 2011
White House reports U.S. women still paid less, more likely to live in poverty
June 2011
Maternity leave: 18 days
July 2011
Why the change in UM agency maternity leave matters
November 2011
Women, clergypersons of color earn less
May 2014
UMC parental leave generous by U.S. standards, but less than that offered in other countries 
Race and Ethnicity
July 2006
A view of racial/ethnic clergywomen in the church

April 2007
Racial/ethnic women constitute one-fourth of general agency workforce

July 2007
One in five general agency board members is a racial/ethnic woman
March 2011
Which U.S. conferences employ the most racial-ethnic women?
November 2011
Women, clergypersons of color earn less
January 2012
Snapshot: Who is at the decision-making table?
February 2012
Women and U.S. people of color lose representation at General Conference
March 2012
Who are the U.S. delegation leaders for the 2012 general conference?
June 2012
Women, people of color more likely to pastor smaller churches and to pioneer in cross-racial appointments
September 2012
The four women of Haywood are celebrated in new book
December 2012
U.S. women, racial-ethnic clergy increase; still in smaller pulpits, more likely to leave pastoral ministry
February 2014
Clergy diversity proportional to membership
March 2014
Part-Time Local Pastors most diverse clergy group
April 2014
Women of color less than 4% of UMC clergy

June 2016

UMC Bishops: Race and Gender

September 2016

UMC District Superintendents II: Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Ethics
May 2011
Wall Street Journal exposes discrimination against women in the workforce, media
January 2014
Is sexual misconduct still an issue in the UMC?

Indexed By Year

2016
December 2016
Central Conference Clergy by Gender

November 2016
UMC District Superintendents Part IV: Annual Conference Trends

 October 2016
UMC District Superintendents Part III: Least and Most Representation
 September 2016
UMC District Superintendents II: Race & Ethnicity
 July 2016
UMC District Superintendents I: Intro and Gender 
June 2016
 UMC Bishops: Race and Gender
May 2016
Analysis of GCFA Survey to General Conference Delegates
April 2016
Who Is at the Decision-Making Table?
March 2016 - Pt.2
Who Is at the Decision-Making Table?
March 2016 - Pt.1
Who Is at the Decision-Making Table?
February 2016
Who Is at the Decision-Making Table?
2015
December 2015
Are We There Yet?

August 2015
Analysis of race / ethnicity of United Methodist Clergy

 July 2015
United Methodist Clergy
 June 2015
Where are Women Seminarians Going After Graduation?
 May 2015
Why Do We Count? 
April 2015
 Beyond The Stained Glass Ceiling: Part Three
March 2015
Beyond The Stained Glass ceiling: Part Two
February 2015
Beyond The Stained Glass Ceiling: Part One
2014
January 2014
Is sexual misconduct still an issue in the UMC?

February 2014
Clergy diversity proportional to membership

 March 2014
Part-Time Local Pastors most diverse clergy group
 April 2014
Women of color less than 4% of UMC clergy
 May 2014
UMC parental leave generous by U.S. standards, but less than that offered in other countries 
June 2014
 Women less than 15% of Bible characters
July 2014
Early results show parity in U.S. GC delegations
August 2014
So far, 10% of elected clergy delegates are deacons
2013
 December 2013
UMC clergywomen numbers increase

 

2012
January 2012
Snapshot: Who is at the decision-making table?
February 2012
Women and U.S. people of color lose representation at General Conference
March 2012
Who are the U.S. delegation leaders for the 2012 general conference?
April 2012
Central conferences have fewer female delegates to General Conference than U.S. jurisdictions
June 2012
Women, people of color more likely to pastor smaller churches and to pioneer in cross-racial appointments
 July 2012
Church can learn from business study: Gender equity boosts performance
 August 2012
Fewer women bishops this quadrennium

September 2012 
The four women of Haywood are celebrated in new book 

December 2012
U.S. women, racial-ethnic clergy increase; still in smaller pulpits, more likely to leave pastoral ministry

 

2011
January 2011
Women's leadership in annual conferences
February 2011
Women's History Month
March 2011
Which U.S. conferences employ the most racial-ethnic women?
April 2011
White House reports U.S. women still paid less, more likely to live in poverty
May 2011
Wall Street Journal exposes discrimination against women in the workforce, media
June 2011
Maternity leave: 18 days
July 2011 
Why the change in UM agency maternity leave matters
August 2011 
Women, faith and spirituality
September 2011
Why are fewer women attending church?
October 2011
What is a vital congregation?
 November 2011
Women, clergypersons of color earn less
December 2011
Does the church allow balance between work and home?

 

2010
January 2010 
UMC clergy in 2008 vs. UMC clergy in 2003
February 2010
U.S. UMC clergy in 2008 vs. 2004
March 2010
Lay membership in 2004-2008
April 2010
U.S. district superintendents, 2005 vs. 2010

June 2010
Annual conference treasurers, 2006 vs 2009

July 2010
A current look at annual conference leaders
August 2010
Economic downturn's impact on general agency employment
September 2010
Clergy and white males dominate employment in annual conference
October 2010
Laywomen and clergymen form basis of leadership in North Central and Northeastern Jurisdictions
November 2010
Laity lack positions in church leadership: Clergymen hold leadership positions in South Central and Southeastern Jurisdictions while clergywomen do the same in Western Jurisdiction
December 2010
Clergy hold majority of executive/director positions in annual conferences
2009
January 2009
Who’s in the jurisdictional pool?
April 2009
Does the jurisdictional pool process allow diverse, new leadership?
July 2009
Who are the elected board members to United Methodist general agencies? Part 1
October 2009
Who are the elected board members to United Methodist general agencies? Part 2
2008
January 2008
Most conference committee chairpersons are men
April 2008
Seats for female general Conference delegates hold steady
July 2008 
A snapshot of delegates to the 2008 Jurisdictional Conference
October 2008 
Number of U.S. women bishops down by 1
2007
January 2007
Women comprise two-thirds of general agency workforce—but at what level?
April 2007
Racial/ethnic women constitute one-fourth of general agency workforce
July 2007
One in five general agency board members is a racial/ethnic woman
 October 2007

 Conference execs more likely to be men, clergy

2006
January 2006
Only one-fifth of U.S. conference leaders are women
April 2006
Clergywomen in local churches
July 2006
A view of racial/ethnic clergywomen in the church
 October 2006

 Women aiming for national agency leadership often hit glass ceiling

2005

February 2005
Women by the Numbers

July 2005
Number of clergywomen grows, but growth not uniform
October 2005 
Percentage of women superintendents on par with clergywomen statistics