January 25, 2024


WomanPreach! conversation honors the legacy of Jarena Lee

MTSO’s partner organization WomanPreach! Inc. will present its annual Jarena Lee Legacy Event, “Born Free: Living into Our Call,” Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Lee was the nation’s first woman preacher and the first Black woman to publish an autobiographical memoir. She served as a clergy person within the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The event will feature a conversation between Anne Henning Byfield (left photo), presiding bishop of the 13th Episcopal District of the AME Church, and WomanPreach! founder and MTSO Dean Valerie Bridgeman (right photo). Register for this free online event here.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in public theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Danny Russell, communications director
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322