Pioneers in Ministry: Women Pastors in Ontario Mennonite Churches, 1793-2003 [Paperback] Schiedel, Mary A.
Surprise and opportunity are strong themes in the stories on these Ontario women who responded to God's call to pastoral ministry. Without role models, the pioneers among them not only enriched the church, but also blazed a trail for the younger sisters who face different but equally daunting challenges. These women do not deny the pain of rejection, struggle and loneliness but, in telling their stories, they have chosen to focus much more on the amazing opportunities, affirmation, empowerment, and pure joy they have experienced as they have shared their unique gifts in many kinds of ministry. -- Ferne Burkhardt, Mennonite World Conference news editor