Wanted: Women who are willing to listen, love, and mentor younger women. No experience required. Barbara Neumann and Dr. Sue Edwards, professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, tell how they came to faith through the friendship and influence of older women. Barbara and Sue encourage women to forget everything they thought they knew about mentoring in order to minister to a younger generation.
Barbara Neumann (DMin, Dallas Theological Seminary) is an adjunct professor in the Educational Ministries and Leadership department at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Edward’s heartbeat is to reinforce ministry partnerships between men and women, which strengthen church and parachurch organizations locally and worldwide. She has thirty-five years of experience in Christian education and Bible teaching, directing women’s ministry, retreat and conference speaking, training teams and teachers, overseeing staff, and writing curriculum. As former pastor to women at her local church she experienced healthy men and women partnerships on staff, and her passion is to pass on what she has learned. She is the author of Leading Women Who Wound ,Mixed Ministry, New Doors in Ministry to Women and Women’s Retreats: A Creative Planning Guide and the Discovery Series, which includes the following books: First Peter: Discovering Encouragement in Troubling Times, Proverbs, Ancient Wisdom for a Postmodern world, Volume 1 & 2, Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ, and Revelation: Discovering Life Today and for Eternity. Married to David, she especially enjoys romping with their five grandchildren. Dr. Edwards’s research and teaching interests include women’s epistemologies and leadership styles. She is the mentor professor with Dr. Joye Baker in DTS's Women in Ministry concentration of the Doctor of Ministry degree.