By Erin Kane Director of Research and Monitoring
GCSRW is happy to report that in 2011, the year of the most recent available data (from the
General Council on Finance and Administration), The United Methodist Church in the United
States has experienced a 13% growth in the number of women clergy, to 11,368 from 10,128 in
2006. The growth comes despite a net decline in overall clergy (men and women) of 53 people
in the same time frame, a 0.1 percent decline.