Who We Are
The Junia Project is a community of women and men advocating for the inclusion of women at all levels of leadership in the Christian church and for mutuality in marriage. We believe that when interpreted correctly, the Bible teaches that both men and women are called to serve at all levels of the Church, and that leadership should be based primarily on gifting and not on gender.
The Junia Project blog serves as the primary platform for our volunteer writing team and guests to communicate their understanding of egalitarian theology and to share experiences and reflections on gender equality.
(Read more about the egalitarian movement here.)
♦To equip readers with an understanding of egalitarian theology and the support of like-minded believers
♦To advocate for the inclusion of women in leadership at all levels of the Church
♦To let women know that they are deeply loved by God, Who intends for them to be equal participants in the faith community
♦To inspire and equip men to advocate for women and to work alongside them in Kingdom work
Gail Wallace is a co-founder of The Junia Project, an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, and a consultant for the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning. After careers in nursing and education, Gail took on the role of “reluctant activist”, believing that restrictive views of women are counter to Christ’s teaching and God’s kingdom purposes. A former MK from Japan, she lives in southern California with her husband of 38 years, and enjoys spending time with her amazing family. The focus of her Ph.D. studies was adult development and learning, including spiritual formation.
Kate Wallace is a co-founder of The Junia Project, Operations Manager for the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium, coordinator for the WHC Freedom Network, and an adjunct professor in political science. She is a committed Christian and millennial feminist who enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. Her favorite theologian is Gilbert Bilezikian, and she loves chocolate, dogs, hiking, J.K Rowling, theatre, and political theory. She holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University.
Katie Hickman is a graphic designer, wife, and lover of coffee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Point Loma Nazarene University, and works for Glenkirk Church Glendora, CA, where she oversees publicity. She also runs her own small freelance business, Gold Bug Design. She has a passion for gender equity and human flourishing. In addition to writing for The Junia Project blog, Katie provides key branding and graphic design support.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, is reliable, and is the final authority for faith and practice.
We believe in the unity and trinity of God, eternally existing as three equal persons.
We believe in the full deity and full humanity of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the sinfulness of all persons. One result of sin is shattered relationships with God, others, and self.
We believe that eternal salvation and restored relationships are possible through faith in Jesus Christ who died for us, rose from the dead, and is coming again. This salvation is offered to all people.
We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation, and in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers.
We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in the image of God and are to reflect that image in the community of believers, in the home, and in society.
We believe that men and women are to diligently develop and use their God-given gifts for the good of the home, church, and society.
We believe in the family, celibate singleness, and faithful heterosexual marriage as God’s design.
We believe that, as mandated by the Bible, men and women are to oppose injustice.
Statement of Faith adapted from Christians for Biblical Equality.