Visual Museum of Women in Christianity

The purpose of this collaborative project is to create a curated, permanent visual exhibit of women in the history, ministry, and piety of early, Byzantine, and medieval Christianity that will be available online for researchers, educators, and interested laypersons.

The goal of this multi-year project is to make the visual record of women in ministry and leadership available free of charge and unencumbered by permission requirements; and to include short teaching elements to guide the audience through the constitutive and pivotal role of women throughout Christian history. 

Together with the visual story, the accompanying narrative will make it possible for patrons to learn about women throughout history and across the globe, and their unique contributions to the life and faith of the church…

A history that remains mostly untold.

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Meet The Team

Dr. Sandra Glahn

Visionary, Visual Museum of Women in Christianity

Board Secretary, Center for Women in Leadership

Dr. Sandra Glahn is Professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). She holds a Master of Theology (ThM) degree from DTS and a PhD in The Humanities–Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. Glahn is a journalist and the author or coauthor of more than twenty books including the Coffee Cup Bible Study series and Nobody’s Mother: Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New Testament. She is a frequent podcast guest and retreat speaker whose areas of expertise include Artemis, Ephesus, Bible books and backgrounds, women’s history and issues, the history of ideas about gender, sexuality and ethics, and writing for publication.

Dr. Lynn Cohick

Founder, President, and Board Chair, Center for Women in Leadership

Lynn H. Cohick (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Director of Houston Theological Seminary at Houston Christian University. She is a well-respected scholar and highly sought-after speaker who has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited over fifty works. Dr. Cohick has delivered a keynote address in the main concert hall of the Sydney Opera House, and she has preached a Sunday morning service in a Masai mud hut in the Rift Valley near Mai Mahu (Kenya). She enjoys speaking and teaching on New Testament topics and women in the church and exploring issues on the historical relationship between Jews and Christians.

Dr. George Kalantzis

Board Treasurer, Center for Women in Leadership

Dr. George Kalantzis (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and founding director of The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His historical research and writing focuses on the development of doctrine (especially Christological and Trinitarian thought), as well as the intersection of classical Greco-Roman society and early Christianity. A Senior Fellow with the International Association for Refugees (IAFR), Kalantzis also writes, teaches, and lectures nationally and internationally on ethics, human rights, and the plight of persons seeking refuge in post-disaster environments.

Kelly Dippolito

Executive Director, Center for Women in Leadership

Kelly Dippolito (MA in Christian Studies, DTS) is currently pursuing a DMin in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary. Her aim is to move believers from biblical familiarity to biblical literacy by teaching the metanarrative of Scripture, starting with the position that men and women were created to experience love and relationship with God and mutuality with one another. She is passionate about supporting women and freeing them from biblical interpretations that undermine their capacity to lead and thrive. She is a CPA and former business consultant with 20+ years of experience in nonprofits. Enthusiasm is her superpower.

Josephine Stringer

Director, Center for Women in Leadership

Josephine Stringer (MA in Library & Information Sciences, Texas Woman’s University; MA in Women and Theology, Northern Seminary) is pursuing a PhD in Leadership Studies at Dallas Baptist University. Her current research focus is on the development of virtue, primarily as it applies to biblical leadership. She is passionate about narrative and how the church reads the story of scripture. Josephine is a professional educator and researcher with over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of academic settings.

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The Visual Museum of Women in Christianity website is supported by the PixelFundi team. The team provides design and development help, content updates, and content moderation. PixelFundi is a small website development firm that employs people with disabilities in Kenya. Learn more at


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