The following presentation was given at Booth College of Mission in New Zealand on 22 May 2014 as part of our “Thought Matters” Seminars. These seminars are a monthly gathering for theological reflection and discussion hosted by Booth College of Mission.
This presentation was prepared by Lt. Colonel Lynette Hutson on the topic: ‘Holiness? Gender? Leadership – Assumptions Along the Journey.’
Does gender matter? Does gender shape how leadership can and cannot be practiced? And what of holiness? In what ways can holiness reshape gender relations? Drawing on personal experiences, Lt. Colonel Hutson critically engages with these questions to explore how gender and holiness have impacted on her own leadership within The Salvation Army.
Lt. Colonel Hutson is currently appointed Territorial Secretary For Business Administration. She has been an Officer for 30 years and has led at Corps, Divisional and National Social Programme levels.
In response to Lt Colonel Hutson’s presentation, BCM Principal Major David Noakes posed a number of questions for further reflection. A handout of these questions can be found below and used for either personal or group reflection.