A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast

Telling Erin's Story

November 11, 2021 Simon Doong and Lee Catoe Season 1 Episode 38
A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast
Telling Erin's Story
Show Notes

Simon and Lee have a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson. In 1996 Erin became the first known mainstream minister (Presbyterian, PCUSA) to change sex and remain in ordained office.

Special Guest:
Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson

Guest Question:
What was your experience like maintaining your ordination credentials in the PCUSA while requesting a name change per your gender transition? How have you seen opportunities for transgender individuals in the church (and the ordination process) change during your life? What work do you think remains for the church in terms of justice and equality for transgender and nonbinary inclusion? |

Resource Roundup:

Erin's Website
Beyond Pink & Blue Conference