I am already a leader in my church: parish pastoral council, reader and leader of 2 Christian life Community groups. I organise and lead with other women retreats in daily life every 2 years. Christ is my shepherd and my anchor. My life of faith within my community is fulfilling and vibrant. Yet, a big obstacle remains: our lack of official recognition as equal members of the body of Xst ,able to be deacons and priests. Jesus chose men as apostles as a member of the patriarchal culture of his time. If He was living now, He would have chosen differently!