© 2014 Kimberly Majeski
Church of God Clergy Women Delegates, Estes Park, CO 2013
This past weekend hundreds of Wesleyan Holiness women clergy gathered in Estes Park, CO for the bi-annual “Come to the Water” conference.
On behalf of Church of God Ministries, Dr. Ronald Duncan shared current statistics regarding women clergy in a forum for denominational leaders.
The following information is taken from his report.
1347 women clergy, active and inactive in the Church of God
284 are licensed or commissioned but not ordained
215 are senior pastors (of total 2145 Church of God congregations which is about 10%)
594 women clergy serve as associate pastors
265 women clergy who are retired or currently not serving in a ministerial capacity
77 women clergy serve in higher education, as chaplains, etc.
75 women clergy are currently seeking positions through Church of God Ministries
2 of 7 persons on General Director’s Executive Team are women
Current Ministries Council Chair and Vice Chair are women
These statistics demonstrate a 31% increase of women clergy in positions since 2010