Kathy Vandergrift

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Hoping for Change

Too often I hear from women who are hurting because of something that happened to them within the church family. Dare I hope that this can change?  

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  •  It is also important that the Synod 2022 discussion of a future-oriented, sustainable approach to organizing for effective ministry go beyond "who pays and controls."  The relationship between...

  •   Using the categories of "ecclesiastical" and "operational" as categories to divide responsibilities,  as the SALT report does, is problematic.  I would suggest it is also inconsistent with a...

  •  Dan, it can be and has also been the case that individual delegates support more rigid and narrow positions than most of the members of the churches who send them express  in other ways.  I have...

  • Historical accuracy is important to learn from it and not repeat harmful patterns.  The Canadian Ministries Director was appointed to be the Executive Director for Canada by Synod already in 2014...

  •  Some posts have caused me to reflect more on the role of our ministry leaders, as well as the substance of this report. That leads to questions about the Cof D directive.  Ministry leaders are...

  •  Some of the harms result from surgeries done to make intersex children fit certain "types" for girls or boys, including sexual dysfunctions and, in some cases, infertility.  Evidence also shows...

  • Thank you for reminding us about the importance of the new commandment, as Jesus also modeled for us.  That means giving priority to the impacts of the HSR report for those most affected by it. We...