Status and Role of Women

Welcome to the Desert Southwest Conference "Commission on the Status and Role of Women" (COSROW) page.

"The primary purpose of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women shall be to challenge The United Methodist Church, including its general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures, to a continuing commitment to the full and equal responsibility and participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church, sharing fully in the power and in the policy-making at all levels of the Church's life."  (The United Methodist Discipline, ¶2102, p. 658.)

Words that Heal Award

Be thinking about clergy and lay persons in your church who are inclusive in their conversation and leadership. A nominations form is found each Spring on the Annual Conference portion of this website. The annual award is given in celebration of inclusivity, diversity, respect, and tolerance of all people.

Contact Information regarding COSROW:

CHAIR - Rev. Katherine Tang -

STAFF - Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach -