2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women in the ELCA. It is also the 40th anniversary of the first woman of color and the 10th anniversary of the ordination of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers.
In honor of this occasion, the December 6, 2020 worship service was an all women-led service. 13 women connected to Prince of Peace were highlighted in the service. Click here to watch that worship service. That day 9 of the ordained women who are connected to Prince of Peace participated in a panel discussion about their experiences in ministry. Click below to watch the discussion.
Women connected to Prince of Peace include:
Rev. Anita Beste – First woman called by Prince of Peace
Rev. Ruth Sorenson-Prokosch – Pastor of Visitation and Congregational Care
Rev. Betsy Hoium – Pastor of Faith Formation
Rev. Sonja Hagander – Grew up at Prince of Peace
Rev. Cindy Senarighi – Charter member who grew up at Prince of peace
Rev. Rebecca Wold Freeman – Grew up at Prince of Peace
Rev. Marie Olson Purcell – Grew up at Prince of Peace
Rev. Marilyn Breckenridge – Served as interim pastor
Rev. Lynn Erickson – Served as interim pastor
Rev. Joy Johnson – Retired pastor and now member of Prince of Peace
Tammy Wilkinson – Luther Seminary graduate awaiting call
Corey Forcey – Youth director and Luther Seminary student
Audrey Fairchild-Ehm – Associate in ministry