(The Christian Post) The percentage of clergy in the United States who are women has exponentially increased over the past several decades, a new report shows. Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed, a professor of practical theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, has released a new report titledState of Clergywomen in the U.S.: A Statistical Update.” According to Campbell-Reed, the report is designed to fill a data gap on

female clergy that has existed for about 20 years since previous major multi-denominational studies of women’s church leadership were published. With the assistance of three graduate assistants, Campbell-Reed’s team contacted denominational offices, researched online data and received data from the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada to assemble a “snapshot” of today’s clergy gender demographic. READ MORE