5.24.2013

Women in Ministry: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This photograph of the Rev. Heidi Haverkamp was taken on Pentecost Sunday. It was shared with several others on the Facebook page of the Episcopal Church of St. Benedict. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They say it because it is true. (Photograph by Adam Frieberg; posted with permission.)


In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
(Acts 2:17-18)

About Today's Contributor
Heidi Haverkamp blogs at the Vicar of Bolingbrook and ministers alongside the people of the The Episcopal Church of St. Benedict. Her gifts for ministry include teaching, preaching, spiritual guidance and counseling, worship planning, and developing and supporting lay leadership. She also has experience as an organic farmer, mental health worker, cook, and legal secretary, and led a small church in rural New England for a year as a lay interim pastor. Heidi grew up in Hyde Park, on the south side of Chicago, and now enjoys the wide-open spaces of the western suburbs and the constant availability of parking spaces. She likes to garden, cook, and spend time with her husband, Adam Frieberg, a photographer and ordained minister in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

About the Women in Ministry Series 
The Women in Ministry Series is a collection of guest posts that aims to provide an alternative to the women in ministry debates by telling the stories of women in ministry and encourage women to explore their God-given callings.

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