*Note: This lecture has been cancelled.


The School of Theology’s Women’s Lecture

Hargrove Auditorium

Tuesday, March 24

7:30 p.m.

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies

A reception will follow the lecture in Hamilton Hall foyer.


Filling the Hungry with Good Things: The Promise of Women’s Equality in the Episcopal Church

Nearly 44 years after General Convention approved the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate, there is much to celebrate and much work remaining. In her lecture, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings, a priest since 1979, will reflect on how the Church has changed as women have gained authority and what that progress can mean for women without institutional privilege.


Jennings was elected president of the House of Deputies at the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2012, and was unopposed for reelection in 2015 and 2018. She is the first ordained woman to hold the position. As president, Jennings is committed to fostering a new generation of leaders in The Episcopal Church and encouraging the church’s work for justice through the actions of General Convention and the work of Episcopalians throughout the Church.