"I've always thought of Jesus as the original rebel against patriarchal structures, welcoming women, children, the disabled and the otherwise disenfranchised into his love. I'd like to think Jesus would speak to me, rather than about me! I wait for women's role in the church be acknowledged independently of men in the same way. The question I ask myself is do I really need to be part of a system that expects me to minimise myself in order to support, rather than give the best of myself? If Jesus could see us as more than mere scaffolding, surely the church can also see that we aren't here simply to support the men of the church. We are the church too!"