Women & Men Together Creating Safe Spaces in Our Churches
With Elizabeth Gerhardt and Scott Sittig
This workshop will present ideas to understand the role patriarchy has played historically, and presently, that undermine, devalue, or otherwise marginalize the voice and role of women in leadership in the church. How to recognize overt, and less obvious patterns, and offer some ideas for developing a plan to change it.
Dr. Beth Gerhardt’s earned degrees include a Th.D., from Boston University School of Theology, in 2000, and has an extensive background in the areas of theology, church history, and social ethics. Dr. Gerhardt’s research interests focus on the application of the theology of the cross to contemporary global justice issues and church response.
Scott is a servant of Jesus Christ and a resident of the City of Rochester. A pastor by calling and professionally employed through the Free Methodist Church of North America in the City of Rochester, NY. A lifelong learner with a strong interest in the intersection of Public Policy and Theology, Scott is on a mission to be a bridge between resources and needs.