Women in Ministry
The Evangelical Covenant Church and North Park Theological Seminary encourage and support women serving in all areas of ministry. Realizing the challenges that face women in pastoral ministry, a Women in Ministry group meets regularly for fellowship, discussion, and support.
All women preparing for ministerial service, female faculty and staff, and various community women in ministry are invited to participate. Men are also welcome to participate. Outside resources, focusing on specific issues that concern women in ministry, often complement the program. Rev. Debra Auger is the advisor, and coordinates regular meetings.
Women Students and Graduates
Here is a sampling of women students, alumni, and faculty who are, or have been at North Park Theological Seminary:
- Johonna Hayward, Covenant Missionary to Belgium
- Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, NPTS
- Toni Schwabe, Director of Northwest Conference Women Ministries
- Rose Cornelius, MDiv Student and founder of Trinity Concepts, Inc.
- Tammy Swanson-Draheim, Superintendent of the Midwest Conference, Evangelical Covenant Church
- Catherine Gilliard, Pastor, Commissioned Disciples Covenant Church, President, African-American Minister's Association for the ECC and President, Association for Covenant Clergy Women