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Because You’re Not the Only One: A Photo Essay

The Young Clergy Women Project celebrates our multitude of tasks, callings and parts of every day life. Below is a small collection of photos submitted that demonstrate young clergy women in the midst of daily life.

Grace Pritchard Burson:  Me presiding over a “Wednesday School” Communion service with our young families

Phyllis L. Stutzman: This is at the Fall stated meeting of Indian Nations Presbytery on October 5.  (with daughter, Annora)

Elizabeth Grasham-Reeves: Here’s one of me at the start of the Community Easter Egg Hunt that I run every year (18,000+ eggs….seriously)

Laura Ann Phillips:  Baptism one of six this year!

Susannah DeBenedetto: I am telling the stories that lead to Bethlehem last Advent at St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC.

Kassie Smith McGee: Serving communion at my wedding with my new husband (who I co-pastor with). We serve First Christian Church in Atchison, KS; his name is Travis Smith McKee. This photo was taken at Shawnee Park Christian Church where I grew up in Shawnee, KS.

Alison Etter: Children’s sermon! I serve at Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, Canada, but this was taken at Trinity United, Mahone Bay – my home church.

Heidi Haverkamp: Anointing after an adult/child baptism of a father and baby son

Photos submitted by each Young Clergy Woman mentioned. Used by Creative Common License.

 Photos collected by The Young Clergy Women Project. 





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  1. You have no idea how encouraging and refreshing these photos are to an old, retired pastor-at-mid-life! These pictures speak of God’s grace and empowerment in wonderful ways. Thank you!

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