Presenter: Terri C. Pilarski, Christ Church, Dearborn, MI
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski, M.Div., LMSW-C has been a parish priest for nineteen years and holds a dual degree, Masters of Divinity from Seabury-Western and a Masters of Social from Loyola Graduate School of Social Work, with an emphasis on Murry Bowen's Family Systems theory for congregations. She is a trained Spiritual Director, and has several credentials in intercultural competency. Her goal is to have as fun as possible in life and ministry, being willing to do the necessary good hard work to be healthy and whole, following the way of Jesus.
Claiming My Voice: living a truly authentic life as an ordained woman, living fully into one's call while navigating an often hostile world: Open to women clergy only this workshop will invite us to talk about the challenges of being an ordained female priest or deacon (or bishop) and how we can become more effective in our call by learning to claim our voices in authentic ways, which leads to less anxiety and more effective leadership and the potential for others to really hear us. Utilizing aspects of Bowen's Family Systems Theory (without being theoretical) as well as Faithwalking, Brene Brown, and others.