Advocate | Pastor | Speaker
Gricel Medina is a pastor, speaker, writer, and advocate who has planted three churches and leads a prayer movement for the MidSouth Conference. An ordained pastor through the Evangelical Covenant Church, Gricel was the first Hispanic to be Chairperson of the ECC commission on Biblical Gender Equality (CBGE). In that role, Gricel developed leadership development material and has contributed numerous writings on the affirmation of women in all areas of leadership within the Church. Pastor Medina has written for several widely distributed Spanish and English magazines, devotionals, and blogs, including Covenant Companion. She is a regular writer for the award-winning magazine, Mutuality, and the CBE blog Arise.
As a tenacious leadership and community developer, Gricel’s work has impacted public and Christian education, court systems and Washington, D.C. Pastor Medina was most recently the headline speaker for CBE International Conference in Orlando, Florida, where she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her advocacy for women at all levels of leadership in and outside the Church.