Count Lisa Arosarena among those initially opposed to Tara VinCross's arrival as senior pastor of the Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. "I didn't like the idea, and I didn't want to be here if that was gonna be what was going on," Arosarena said.
June Davis agreed. "When the conference president recommended that we have a woman minister, I think we were all quite stunned."
In this seven-minute round table conversation, members of the Chestnut Hill congregation talk about their experience having Tara VinCross as their pastor, and VinCross shares her experience working within a congregation that was, at first, apprehensive about her being there.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/6379