Written from a womanist lens, this essay seeks to grapple with the dearth of pastoral opportunities for Black women clergy in the ecclesial body.
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The Rev. Dr. Valerie J. Alexander is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and former professor of social science. She is an advocate for peace, reconciliation, and social justice and has recently served the denomination's Georgia region as Chair of the Commission on Reconciliation.
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