Women's Ordination and the Leadership of the Church

Carol J. Mork

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1987

Issue: The Ministry of the Baptized (Vol. 7, No 4, Fall, 1987)

Never did it cross my mind that I should be a pastor. To be sure, Barbara Andrews, then a student at Luther Theological Seminary, often said, “You should be over here with us!” But I laughed her comment off with no thought. Men were pastors. I was not a man. Therefore I would not be a pastor. Little did I realize how parochial was my church/world view: “Women served; men ministered.”

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