Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC), the most visible advocacy group for women’s ordination into an inclusive and accountable Catholic Church, is currently looking for people who are willing to serve on our Board of Directors. Nominees should be passionate about women’s priestly equality and building a church where all are welcome to share their gifts and participate fully in ministry regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. We welcome people of all abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and migration statuses.  People of color, young adults, LGBTQIA people, and people in underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for nominees with a diverse range of experience and skills, including (but not limited to!), fundraising, communications, organizing, theological reflection, advocacy or, most importantly, a passion for being a feminist voice within the Church speaking out against all forms of sexism and oppression.

WOC Board members work together to set direction, ensure resources and provide oversight for the organization.  We meet twice a year in person and once more by conference call. In between meetings, members collaborate on committees and projects on a regular basis. Members serve for a three year term.  To read a full description of the responsibilities of board members, please visit here.

If you would like to be considered for nomination to the Board, please complete an online application with your resume.  If you would like to suggest someone else for the Board or have any questions, please feel free to contact WOC Board President, Sheila Peiffer at [email protected].

Nomination applications are due January 24, 2018, with personal interviews conducted in February. The new Board member term begins in the fall of 2018.

We encourage all our members and friends to give this opportunity to serve prayerful consideration!  Help WOC continue to act in courageous and prophetic ways to create a discipleship of equals in the Board itself, in the organization at large and in the patriarchal Roman Catholic Church.


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