“Called to Serve” is an oral history project featuring women who were ordained by Baptist churches in Atlantic Canada between 1950 and 2020. More than 100 women were ordained during this time. Our project seeks to interview as many of these women as possible in order to share their stories. We hope that hearing about these women’s ministries, joys, and struggles will encourage and challenge others. We also hope that analyzing these women’s experiences will contribute to scholarly understanding of North American women in ministry.
“Called to Serve” is funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This project will take place between 2022 and 2025. It is led by Rev. Dr. Melody Maxwell of Acadia Divinity College and features women ordained in churches affiliated with Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. Taylor Adams and Hannah Roberts serve as research assistants for the project. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-585-2223.