“Nominated by members of the boards and/or alumna/i of any WomanPreach! program, the Ella P. Mitchell Pioneer in Ministry Award honors a woman minister whose work is judged as pioneering a legacy of justice and wholeness for women preachers or women in non-profit organizations whose work displays uncommon advocacy and ministry in behalf of women and/or children.” She more than meets the criteria. She celebrates 20 years in ordained ministry, with 8 of those as the fifth pastor and first woman to pastor the historic St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia. We recognize her fierce commitment to community engagement and to local and global justice.
We honor her joy and call to mother her daughter, Bella. Congratulations, Dr. Callahan. You inspire us!.
~ Valerie Bridgeman, Prez & CEO