My Radical Little Church

By |2018-08-16T18:25:49-04:00May 28th, 2018|Bible, Blog, Church, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Stories, Theological reflection, Women|

I’ve been ruminating on this post for a while now, and I’m still not sure I’m quite ready to express all that my heart is feeling.  But soon other things will be upon us, as happens in normal church life, and I realize that before long the radical thing that just happened in my little church will be so normal

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I’m a jerk

By |2017-06-22T16:54:42-04:00June 26th, 2017|Blog, In the Company of Women Conference, Women|

So I’m a bit of a jerk. A surprise to some. Not so much to others. In May, New Leaf hosted In the Company of Women, a conference for men and women who long to see the mission of God advanced in Canada through shared leadership. Last year, when my almost friend Jared Siebert mentioned this idea of reclaiming

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From Invitation to Welcome

By |2017-05-08T22:41:35-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Women|

They say the journey to the top is a lonely one. While that statement is meant to address most leadership positions, it is the ever present reality of women in church leadership. When a woman enters the pulpit at most moderate evangelical churches they are often the first or one of few women that

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The Number of Women in the Room

By |2017-04-28T14:58:07-04:00April 28th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Stories, Women|

I love women.  I especially have a thing for strong, inspiring, encouraging women.  The list of amazing women who have shaped and formed me is a lengthy one and includes my mom, my three stepmothers (my Dad loves women too), a handful of mentors, two Jesus-followers and my fierce tribe of girlfriends.  I have

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#ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear

By |2017-04-28T14:57:16-04:00April 25th, 2017|Blog, In the Company of Women Conference, Stories, Women|

I remember the day like it was yesterday, though I can't remember where I finally got the gumption to pick up the phone and start dialling. I was 19 and still green like fresh Spring grass, assuming every Bible College would want an energetic young female bent on Pastoral Ministry to join their ranks.

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