Images from “In Whose Image?”


Post Author: Members of the Young Clergywomen Project


Over 70 young clergy women from all over the world gathered in Nashville last week for the sixth Young Clergywomen Conference. High lights include our wonderful speaker, Dr. Nyasha Junior; worship that was at turns beautiful, real, well-planned, and spontaneous; our first time providing on-site childcare; and, of course, fun and bonding with fellow young clergywomen.

After you see these pictures, we know you’ll want to mark your calendar: our next conference will be held the week of July 6-10 in Minneapolis, MN.

Photos provided by Kelly Boubel-Shriver; Sarah Kinney Gaventa; Nyasha Junior; Julie Jensen; Elizabeth Grasham-Reeves; Kerry Waller Dueholm; and Jessica Herren.

Even before the conference, the fellowship begins. A group of YCWs from Sweden road-tripped with two American YCWs from Pennsylvania, and stopped at the home of another YCW in Virginia.

Even before the conference, the fellowship begins. A group of YCWs from Sweden road-tripped with two American YCWs from Pennsylvania, and stopped at the home of another YCW in Virginia.

A central worship space for the conference, with objects reminding us of our identity, made in God's image.

A central worship space for the conference, with objects reminding us of our identity, made in God’s image.

Our conference presenter, Nyasha Junior.

Our conference presenter, Nyasha Junior.

Close attention to our presenter.

Close attention to our presenter.

A prayer table allows participants to pray for each other throughout the conference.

A prayer table allows participants to pray for each other throughout the conference.

Our first ever on-site conference childcare allowed women with young children to attend, many assisted by wonderful partners.

Our first ever on-site conference childcare allowed women with young children to attend, many assisted by wonderful partners.

An ambitious group of YCWs gather for a little extra-curricular Zumba during the conference.

An ambitious group of YCWs gather for a little extra-curricular Zumba during the conference.

The unexpected occurs: a worship service in a nail salon, including manicures and pedicures.

The unexpected occurs: a worship service in a nail salon, including manicures and pedicures.

Old friends meet new babies.

Old friends meet new babies.

This is what 70-odd young women clergy look like.

This is what 70-odd young women clergy look like.

 


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