Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

GCSROW examines clergy pay


A recent article on the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women website reports pay disparities are widening between United Methodist clergy when comparing genders.
The commission has reported that, in 2011, clergywomen made 13 percent less than clergymen. In 2015, the difference was 16 percent. The new report states, “In 2015, on average, UMC clergywomen received 84 cents for every clergyman’s dollar in salary.”
To learn where Oklahoma ranks among the data, go to the Monitoring & History tab on the GCSRW website and select “Women By the Numbers, Current Article.” (http://gcsrw.org/MonitoringHistory/WomenByTheNumbers/CurrentArticle.aspx)
GCSRW and the Oklahoma Conference’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women advocate for full participation of women in the total life of The United Methodist Church, helping churches recognize all people as equal parts of God’s human family. For more information contact the chairperson of Oklahoma’s commission, Jennifer Ahrens-Sims, at 405-701-9579.


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