You Have To Be Kidding

3 comments Written on January 17th, 2017     
Filed under: Project Deborah, Testimonies and Stories
The following post is the third in a series of brief stories from a group of eight women who describe their personal experience(s) in being either mentored or encouraged to follow the calling of God to become a pastor. This



The First to Call Me “Pastor”

1 Comment » Written on January 10th, 2017     
Filed under: Project Deborah, Testimonies and Stories
This is both the 125th anniversary of the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as the 40th anniversary of the ECC’s decision to ordain women as pastors. The following post is the second in a series of brief stories from a



Living Into The Very Good

3 comments Written on January 3rd, 2017     
Filed under: Project Deborah, Testimonies and Stories
This is both the 125th anniversary of the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as the 40th anniversary of the ECC’s decision to ordain women as pastors. Over the next two months we will be featuring brief stories from eight women



Gift This Christmas

3 comments Written on December 27th, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
c-kaminskyRev. Cathy Kaminski is the lead pastor of Trinity Community Church in Cincinnati, OH. She hopes this article will be a gift to you this Christmas.

Here is a gift you can give to your sisters this Christmas: understanding.  We




Delivered by a Woman

3 comments Written on December 19th, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
img_0440Abby Jones is the pastor of the Covenant Church in Stromsburg, NE. Abby is an advocate for women in leadership, a mom of four girls, and you can read more of her writing at: sustainabletheology.com.

My mom likes to




Making Up for Lost Perspectives

1 Comment » Written on December 14th, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
Megan Herrold is a student at North Park Theological Seminary, pursuing an MA in Christian Formation, and is the seminary’s student representative on the ECC Commission on Biblical Gender Equality. She recently completed an internship in formation ministries at Resurrection



Women Supporting Women

10 comments Written on December 5th, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
Ellie VerGowe is currently serving as Ministerial Resident for Community Outreach at First
Covenant Church on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Ellie enjoys singing at the top of her lungs, being
outside and is already ready for a dance party.

I’ve …



Being a Woman

13 comments Written on November 29th, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
img_0223Ellie VerGowe is currently serving as Ministerial Resident for Community Outreach at First Covenant Church on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Ellie enjoys singing at the top of her lungs, being outside and reading a good book on a rainy day



Open Vulnerability

2 comments Written on November 21st, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
Rev. Jan Bros is the planting pastor of Abbey Way Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She serves on the Executive Board of the Northwest Conference and the Commission on Biblical Gender Equality. She is the proud grandma of seven grandchildren.



White Women and Last Tuesday

8 comments Written on November 15th, 2016     
Filed under: Testimonies and Stories
mandiMandi Cherico is co-pastor of Sojourner Covenant Church in Evanston, Ill. Born on the East Coast and raised in the Midwest, she is passionate about safe spaces, beauty, the Bible and Beyonce.

Last Tuesday was bigger than politics. It was