The Rev. Phyllis Smit-Seymour

“When I got the call to ministry, I could not sleep until I said ‘yes’ to God,” said The Rev. Phyllis Smit-Seymour, speaking at Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem this spring. The Rev. Smit-Seymour is the first woman to become Provincial Elders’ Conference (PEC) president for the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman…

The Rev. Dr. Mary Matz

In 1975, she became the first woman ordained as a deacon (pastor) in the Moravian Church in America. Born in 1931 in Havertown, Pa. Mary Jane Dill was raised Lutheran. She attained a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in 1953. Dill then moved to Athens, Ohio, where she served as Director of Christian Education…

The Rev. Angelica Regalado

“If they have material needs, there’s a very good chance they have spiritual needs as well,” said The Rev. Angelica Regalado of the Hispanic population she serves in North Carolina. The Rev. Regalado is under call by the Southern Province to develop a new and emerging ministry serving Spanish-speaking immigrants in Forsyth County, N.C. She…