our mission

Our mission is to encourage women and men in their shared calling to lead in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI).

Events

We organise a range of events to support the aim of Equal to Lead. To keep up-to-date with news and events, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Saturday 1 June 2024
Principles on Equality and Leadership with Rev Dr Trevor Morrow (Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland) on Saturday...
13 November 2024
LUKE’S PORTRAYAL OF JESUS IN RELATION TO WOMEN 13 November 2024 Luke’s Portrayal of Jesus in Relation to Women with...
Coming Spring 2025
Women and Men in Genesis 1-3 with Dr Desi Alexander (Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Union Theological College). More information to...

Our Steering Committee

  • Rev Kathryn Viner (Co-leader)
  • Rev Paul Lutton (Co-leader)
  • Rev Corrina Heron
  • Francine Magill
  • Dr Patrick Mitchel
  • Rev Dr Trevor Morrow
  • Rev Albin Rankin
  • Rev Mairisine Stanfield
  • Deborah Sloan (Communications)

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to encourage women and men in their shared calling to lead in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI).

We seek to:

  • INFORM by providing a space to explore the biblical and theological rationale for the PCI’s position on equality in leadership, through organised events and the collation of helpful literature and online resources;
  • SUPPORT through prayer and fellowship those serving in leadership in the PCI, including those discerning a call to become a teaching or ruling elder;
  • CONNECT with one another, so we might affirm and celebrate those who have been called to service by the grace of God.

In all this, it is our desire to maintain unity in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland through our shared love of Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)