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Article: She Is

Article: She Is

Article: She Is

Article: She Is

Article: She Is

Article: She Is

Article: She Is

Article: She Is

What we did

Contributed an article for the "She Is" study guide re-release.

Project Overview

It was an honor to write for the "She Is" study guide. Michaela O'Donnell, the Executive Director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, invited me to contribute to a re-release of this beautiful publication. I found it exciting to tackle the challenge of writing about a relatively unknown biblical character, Junia. As I dove deeper into the story of the character I realized that many had questions about Junia - was Junia an official apostle? Was Junia a man or woman? It was this last question that intrigued me the most. The mystery surrounding Junia's gender led me to consider my own journey as a female leader working in faith settings. Junia's story stirred a longing in me to understand the impact of female leadership.

Does it matter whether a leader is male or female? In the article I offer my take on this significant and timely question. - Dea Jenkins

About the Max De Pree Center for Leadership

The De Pree Center's mission is: "To equip leaders to respond faithfully to God’s callings in all seasons of their life and leadership."

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Max De Pree Center for Leadership

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Writing

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Faith

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August 3, 2021

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Max De Pree Center for Leadership

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Writing

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Faith

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August 3, 2021

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"[Dea -] Thanks for your great, honest work here. It will be a  gift to our readers."

Michaela O'Donnell
Executive Director
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"I am sooo excited to know there are other Christians incorporating movement into their spiritual practices. I think many people are interested in exploring this, but church leaders often hes[i]tate. "

Anonymous
Workshop participant

"I love that [Dea] believe[s] that everyone’s capacity for creativity and creative living can expand and evolve over time."

Al Han
Pastor, Perch Church

"Dea did amazing work at coordinating Lenten Gestures.  The reflections and art [...] were not only high quality but reflected a commitment to seize the shifting historical moment that we face."

Juan Sarmiento
Executive presbyter, PSF
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