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“Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling: Women Leaders in the 21st Century Church”

February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
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Princeton Seminary’s Center for Theology, Women, and Gender (CTWG) will host a fireside chat featuring four prominent women pastors. Presentations will be given by:

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The Reverend Dr. Amy Butler, senior minister, The Riverside Church, New York, New York
The Reverend Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli, senior pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington DC
The Reverend Shannon Johnson Kershner, senior pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
The Reverend Courtney Clayton Jenkins ’08, senior pastor, South Euclid United Church of Christ, South Euclid, Ohio

The presenters will discuss work-life balance; navigating church leadership in a historically male-dominated field; the changing landscape of the church due to the absence of millennials, gender identity, and other current trends; next steps for churches and ministries; and tips for young women who aspire to serve. A Q&A will follow the presentations.

Princeton Theological Seminary launched CTWG in 2015. It was established to raise awareness about gender inequality in the church, in the Christian tradition, and in contemporary culture. It is also home to the Seminary’s Women in Ministry Initiative and two student groups—the Women’s Center, and BGLASS.

The event is free, but registration is necessary. 


Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Faculty at Evangelical Theological Seminary, Cairo, Egypt

Samy Estafanos, Class of 2015

“Princeton Seminary shaped and equipped me for the teaching ministry that I am practicing now. I was shaped spiritually, mentally, and socially by all means.”