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Episode 8: How to Persevere through Threat, Heartache, & Decline with Fran Cooper

May 1st, 2018  •  40 mins 55 secs  •  Download (94.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In episode 8, the Rev. Frances Cooper, elder of 29 years in the United Methodist Church, pastor of St. Marks UMC in Midlothian, VA, and one of the first and few women in Virginia to lead a large church, shares honestly about a soul-crushing first pastoral appointment, the threat of the call on her marriage, the long road of being figured out, the shifting tides of the church, and the difficulties, perceptions, adjustments, competition, crutches, desperation, and dismantling involved in being a woman in ministry.