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Minister

Betty Jane Bailey, American minister. Ordained to minstry United Church of Christ, 1977. Recipient Outstanding Woman in Ministry, General Synod, United Church of Christ, 2001.

Background

Bailey, Betty Jane was born on January 16, 1931 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Edward George and Lillian Anna (Poeter) Wenzel.

Education

Bachelor, Drew University, 1952. Master of Divinity magna cum laude, Drew University, 1976. Master of Arts, Eden Theological Seminary, 1954.

Doctor Ministry, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1987.

Career

Founder, director Watchung Church Nursery School, Upper Montclair, 1967-1973. Consultant education St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Montclair, New Jersey, 1973-1975. Associate minister Union Congressional Church, Upper Montclair, 1976-1993.

Assistant to rector Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, 1994-1996. Resource development consultant Middle East Council of Churches Liason Office, 1996-1998. Consultant to middle east office Common Global Ministries Board United Church of Christ, since 1998.

Consultant Bishop Anand Resource Center, Episcopal Diocese of Newark, 1976, St. Louis Presbytery, 1961. Moderator Center Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ, 1980-1981. Chairman church and ministry committee New Jersey Association, United Church of Christ, 1981-1984.

Member executive committee New Jersey Council Churches, East Orange, 1988-1992, chairman Commission on Theology and Interrreligious Relations, 1988-1992. Non-governmental organization Republican to United Nations Common Global Ministries Board.

Achievements

  • Fax: 973-324-9685. E-mail: betty_jane_bailey@ecunet.org.

Works

Membership

Past vice president Montclair Young Women’s Christian Association, board directors. Trustee N.E. Career Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983-1985, Montclair Protestant Foundation. Member of advisory board BridgeProgram of Montclair Board Education, 1988-1990.

Coordinator Montclair CROP Walk, 1990-1991. Member Civil Rights Commission, Montclair, 1991-1994. Member National Organization for Women, Religious Education Association, Association United Church Educators, Church WomenUnited, Montclair Clergy Association.

Connections

Married J. Martin Bailey, June 5, 1954. Children: Kristine Elizabeth Bailey Scelfo, Susan Ruth Bailey Razzaz.

father:
Edward George Wenzel

mother:
Lillian Anna (Poeter) Wenzel

spouse:
J. Martin Bailey

child:
Kristine Elizabeth Bailey Scelfo Bailey

child:
Susan Ruth Bailey Razzaz Bailey