Contributed an article for the "She Is" study guide re-release.
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
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."
"[Dea -] Thanks for your great, honest work here. It will be a gift to our readers."