We must also attend to the race and ethnicity of district superintendents if we hope to gain an understanding of representation among their ranks and ensure that we do not perpetuate discriminatory attitudes in their appointment. These data show that our church leadership remains largely white: 79% white, in fact.
by Kelley Fenelon
Twenty-three percent of the district
superintendents serving The United
Methodist Church in the United States
are women. This compares favorably to
the 21% of the clergy in denomination
who are women (see table on facing
page). From this vantage point,
clergywomen are represented in positions
of leadership across the denomination.