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. Nola Reed Knouse, Ph.D.

  She has been the standard bearer for Moravian Music for 25 years and serves as director of the Moravian Music Foundation in Winston-Salem. You would be hard pressed to find a sheet of Moravian music or a recording without her name on it. She has been prolific in her preservation, translation, arrangement and publication…

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Kay Ward

In 1998, she became the first woman to be elected bishop in the Moravian Church in America. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Kay Ward is a remarkable servant of Christ. She served on the staff at Moravian Seminary after serving several congregations with her husband, The Rev. Aden Ward. She’s the author of four books: Of…