This infograph speaks loudly enough without much commentary.
Interestingly, there are three male & female pastoral teams: two are spouses, and another is an associate along with a retired DS as interim.
The traditional cultures enmeshed within this context may not make it easier to provide routes for women into ministry as a senior pastor. The viability of some of these congregations may make it impossible without multiple charges. Almost all of the female ministers in senior or co-pastoral ministry have been assigned to their current church within the last seven years.
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