Challenges Facing Young Women in Ministry

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Elisa Laird, Heather Zimmerman, and Kymberly Cook discuss challenges young women face in ministry, focusing on dispelling false perceptions and overcoming challenges.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Heather Zimmerman

Heather Joy Zimmerman (ThM, 2016), a transplant from Minnesota, serves as our Events Assistant. She particularly focuses on our Ministry Leaders Luncheons, student events, researching for our events, and supporting the pastors in our network. Her abundant passions include people, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, surfing, kayaking, figure skating, outdoor adventures, missions, community development, biblical languages, and homiletics.

Kymberli Cook

Kymberli Cook is the Assistant Director of the Hendricks Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.