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The office of leadership development will again host some type of gathering for the purpose of networking, encouragement, celebration and awareness.  Last year, one person said, "Keep on bringing us together." 

What do you suggest as an effort to keep the momentum going strong and meeting leadership needs?   


Thank you for reaching out again. It’s continues to be important for women to feel supported in leadership, the CRC and at Synod. You are helping with this. 

First CRC of Toronto developed a few resources to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women. I will email them to you and anyone else interested. We found them helpful.

As for a few other ideas:

- name goals for increase the stats in the CRC in regards to women in leadership positions and work to making them a reality 

- start planning for our 25th anniversary of the ordination of women

- keep writing on the topic

- continue being more vocal about injustices 

-... and this is just a start. 


Hi Jeanette,

Thanks for taking time to give comments.  It was good to meet you last year at our first Women in Leadership gathering!

I appreciate the time and effort of First CRC of Toronto to develop resources to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women. I'm in the process of organizing a planning team to work on the 25th anniversary and these resources will be a good place to start.  They will be helpful.

Also, we now have a Leadership Development Advisory Team that will meet for the first time next week.  This eight member team will help shape our work (vision, mission, values and goals). 

I agree with your suggestions for a good place to start. 

Please join in praying for the advisory and planning teams, Synod 2018 and the work of this office.  I desire more than anything the Spirit's wisdom, guidance and power.  Again, thank you and blessings.



Thank you for your encouragement, suggestions via emails and phone calls.  The planning team met on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  Plans are underway for an exciting, encouraging and energizing Women in Leadership gathering at Synod.

Our office is also working on a document that communicates some powerful ways in which women leaders impact ministries of the CRCNA and universal Church historically and today! 

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