by Craig This*
Women make up 63% of the annual conference employees in the North Central (NCJ) and Northeastern (NEJ) Jurisdiction
in the United methodist Church. most of the women enployed in these regions of the denomination hold support positions.
Approximately 282 of the 481 or 59% of the women employed by the NCJ and NEJ are employed in categories 4-6
(technicians, administration/clerical support, service/maintenance workers) (see Table 2). Of the 199 women who
are employed in categories 1-3 (executives/directors, professionals, managers/administrator), only
19 or 10% of those women hold executive/director positions.