Welcome to Nevertheless She Preached: Kyndall Rae Rothaus and Elizabeth Amondi Ligawa

Nevertheless She Preached, the dynamic grassroots preaching event in Waco, TX, is back! Registration is now open for the second celebration of women’s voices in the pulpit, September 24-25, 2018. Amazing preachers, like Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney and Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell, are already scheduled for this exciting event!

The first Nevertheless She Preached was an inspiring, empowering experience! Diverse, powerful voices proclaimed the Good News of liberation and inclusion of all, beginning with the welcome. Kyndall Rae Rothaus and Elizabeth Amondi Ligawa gave the most stirring, creative, inclusive welcome I’ve ever heard! Watch this video of the welcome:

Still getting chills from Kyndall Rae Rothaus and Elizabeth Amondi Ligawa and their powerful Spoken Word.

Posted by Nevertheless She Preached on Friday, September 15, 2017

Excerpts from Welcome:

You are welcome here!
Your body, your person, your presence, your gender are welcome here.
Your voice is welcome here.
Your calling, your gifts, your radiance are welcome here.
Your opinion is welcome here.
Your experience, your expertise are welcome here.
Your truth is welcome here.
Your questions are welcome here.
Your intellect is welcome here.
Your heart is welcome here.
There are no limits on your growth here.
Your strength is welcome here.
Your wounds, your struggles are welcome here.
Sisters and brothers and every delightful gender in between,
you are welcome in this place.

She was told she was too bossy, but
nevertheless, she preached.
She was told she was too timid, but
nevertheless, she preached.
She was told she was too loud,
she had too much to say,
too proud, but
nevertheless, she preached.
She was told emotions clouded her clarity, but
nevertheless, she preached.

Proclaimers of Welcome:

Rev. Elizabeth Amondi Ligawa

Rev. Elizabeth Amondi Ligawa is Director of Community Engagement at Prosper Waco, an organization with the mission of building an environment in which all members of the Waco community are able to measurably improve their education health, and financial security. She graduated from Baylor University with her Master of Social Work and from Truett Theological Seminary with her Master of Divinity. The focus of her graduate studies in social work was community practice.

Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus

Rev. Kyndall Rae Rothaus, senior pastor of Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, previously served as senior pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in San Antonio. A graduate of Truett Theological Seminary, she is the author of Preacher Breath (Smyth & Helwys, 2015). A pastor-poet, she is especially grieved by the plight of the marginalized and wishes to see the church become a safe haven and a reconciling force for all who are weary, wounded, and burdened.



Listen to sermons and lectures from the first Nevertheless She Preached event.

Equity for Women in the Church was a proud sponsor of this first Nevertheless She Preached event in 2017, and plans to continue collaborating with Nevertheless She Preached. We are teaming up on an exhibitor’s booth at the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference.

You are all welcome to 2018 Nevertheless She Preached! Register now!

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