A Possibility for Dignity in Leadership for All

On this Holy Saturday, here are words from ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton in The Lutheran magazine.

I had the opportunity to meet and  interview Bishop Eaton during an event in Jordan. Ordained in 1981, she has served the church for many years as a pastor and bishop in Ohio, elected as the presiding bishop in 2013. While she may tire of being asked about becoming the first woman to serve as presiding bishop, the times still require her to address it.

It will be a great day when all people who are called by God can pursue their vocations without barriers, patriarchy and sexism. As Bishop Eaton said when she was elected: “You know what would really be historic? The day that we don’t make a big deal about me being, or anyone being, the first woman this or that.”