The link below goes to a PDF file of the book listed on the right. Some people wonder why Wesleyans ordain women. Some modern Wesleyans think we are kind of new to this party when the reality is that Wesleyans were one of the first to ordain women. The first woman (while not a Wesleyan) was ordained by a Wesleyan Methodist – and this was back in the mid 1850’s. At one point in our Pilgrim Holiness history (in the 20’s and 30’s) 40% of the clergy were women. I encourage you to check out the link below.