July 12, 2019
With thanks to Debbie Stedge (pictured centrally above with Rev. Amy Nyland (R) and Rev. Julia Doellman-Brown (L)) and our friends at the United Church of Spring Valley this photo of the Reverend Joyce K. Stedge will hang at the Regional Synod of New York office! Rev. Stedge, Debbie’s mother, was the first woman ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America, paving the way for the broad witness and service of women in that office. Debbie is an elder with UCSV, and is proud to share this photo to honor her mother’s memory and commemorate this historic legacy within the church. More on this to come!