Who We Are

Young Clergy Women International is a network of the youngest ordained clergy women, defined as those under forty. …read more…

Our Community

We are our members. The young clergy women that join our project make us the dynamic group we are. …read more…

Our Publications

YCWI publishes new, fresh and evocative articles every Tuesday and Thursday written by members of our community on Fidelia’s Sisters. …read more…

Our Conferences

YCWI offers conferences for continuing education and in-person fellowship. …read more…

Fidelia Magazine Articles

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How to Talk About Abortion in Church

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Abortion. Does the word stir up emotions? Does it cause you…

Should and Should Not: Just Trust

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When I began to write about God, I was 20 years old, reeling…
The author at her ordination (left) and the older, wiser minister officiating a wedding, nearly ten years later.

Worshipping at the Fountain of Youth

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It was the first viral challenge of 2019: “How hard did…

Surviving Resolution Season as a Fat Pastor

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This January I am sending out reverse trigger warnings. I…
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#ReadFewerWhiteDudes

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Two years ago, my good friend from seminary, Casey Kloehn,…
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She Is Someone

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“How’s your hubby?” “Where is your husband?” “What’s…

They Don't Teach That in Seminary: 99 Prayers You Need

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“They don’t teach that in seminary.” A minister’s whole…
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Fewer Gender Binaries, More Expansive Leadership

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We are saddened and frustrated whenever male colleagues in…