Sharon Rader


As Interviewed by Zimm Davis, March 11, 2015
"The way that God would want me act and be and do was to be a pastor. "
Sharon Rader

Introductory Profile: About Sharon Rader

Sharon Rader is 78 years old, witty, funny and nice. She is my grandma and lives in Evanston Illinois. She was born and raised in Battle Creek Michigan. She became one of the first female bishops in the Methodist church in the mid 1970’s and was appointed head of the bishops. Later she was the chief ecumenical officer for the Methodist church.

We discussed the roles of women in male dominated positions and the positions of her experience in one of those positions. The tone was something similar to equality is needed and fast. Sharon is currently working on an oral history project as well.