Fuller women recognized in popular magazine’s cover story
Dr. Kara Powell is one of CT's "50 Women to Watch"
Kara E. Powell,
executive director of the Fuller
Youth Institute and assistant professor of youth and family ministry, was
named as one of Christianity
Today’s “50 Women You Should Know,” the magazine’s cover story for the
October 2012 issue.
“To create this list, we asked dozens of evangelical leaders
to identify Christian women in North America whom evangelicals both men and
women admire and who are shaping the life of the church and culture in
significant ways,” CT’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey explained in the article.
The magazine highlights Powell’s accomplishments as an
author of several books on youth, including Sticky
Faith, and her work as an advisor to Youth Specialities, an organization
that trains youth workers worldwide. It notes that Powell speaks around the
country to equip youth ministry leaders.
The list also features other women with Fuller Seminary connections.
Theology School graduate Brenda Salter McNeil is profiled for her work in
racial, ethnic and gender reconciliation and Fuller Board Member Shirley Mullen
is named for her role as president of Houghton College and a promoter of
Christian approaches to history.
The purpose of the feature is to highlight and celebrate the
growth in women leadership in the evangelical church and North American society.
“This list is hardly the last word, but it recognizes the
growing public role of Christian women in our movement and culture, and
suggests the ways they are shaping our future,” the article stated.
Also, included on the list are well-known names such as life
ethics advocate Joni Eareckson Tada, author Joyce Meyer and Bible study teacher
Noted women in the political sphere, include former Secretary
of State Condoleeza Rice, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Minnesota
Representative Michele Bachmann.
Popular entertainers that made the list are gospel singer
Mavis Staples, actress Roma Downey and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.