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Of those clergypersons serving local churches in the United States, 26% are clergywomen and 74% are clergymen (see Table
In other words, 1 in 4 churches is served by a clergywoman. Of the 7,619 clergywomen who serve in the local church, only
814, or 14%, are racial/ethnic women (see Table 2). That means 1 in 10 clergywomen serving a local church is
a racial/ethnic clergywoman. At first glance, that seems like a pretty good ratio. However, looking deeper, statistics
show that only 3 out of every 100 churches are served by a racial/ethnic clergywoman. At the same time, 3 out
of every 4 churches are served by a clergyman, regardless of race.