We: Embodied Ministry, Justice, & Reconciliation

Karoline Lewis

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us…”

As people who hear this from the Gospel of John, this is good news for all living beings now hallowed by the incarnate Word.

As young, ordained women who proclaim this good news in many forms of ministry, we experience the reality of the enfleshed good news in Jesus Christ, while navigating the world of expectations around what we should look like or how we should behave.

As participants in the global culture of today, we witness those times when bodies are disregarded and injustice is pervasive in our neighborhoods and around the world.

Join Young Clergy Women International this summer to experience with Karoline Lewis what embodied ministry feels like within the rich setting of St. Louis. Our hope is that you will return to your context with a sense of our collective “we” of ministry, embodied to work together for reconciliation wherever we serve.

The Rev. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary. Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, author of the site’s Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave, She also hosts karolinelewis.com for resources on preaching and being a woman in ministry.