RLDS WOMEN IN THE PRIESTHOOD: THE UTAH EXPERIENCE The RLDS Church began ordaining women in 1985. In the 14 years since, a considerable number of women have been ordained, including two apostles. In many congregations, from one-third to one-half of the active priesthood members are women. Utah is no exception. There are four congregations in the Intermountain District: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Orem, and Pocatello. All four congregations have had women as pastors, including two at present. In the panel, four women who have had a variety of offices and experiences in the priesthood will share their experiences during the years that they have occupied the priesthood in a church that previously reserved priesthood callings to men.
Diana Henerson, Laurie Heintz, Needra Troyer