Who We Are
The Junia Project is a community of men and women advocating for gender equality in the home, church, and world-at-large. 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. No matter where you are in your journey we encourage you to pray with us, learn with us, and walk with us as we strive for equality among all of God’s people.
- To equip all people with a better understanding of egalitarian theology and the support of a community of like-minded believers
- To advocate for the leadership of women at all levels of the Church
- To let women know that they are deeply loved by God, that they are equal participants in His Kingdom, and that they are meant to live to the fullest of their abilities
- To inspire and equip men to love, support, and work alongside women 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 and Experiential Learning. After enjoying 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 and women’s development.
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. Katie writes for the Junia Project blog and 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 taken from Christians for Biblical Equality