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Rev. Darcy Metcalfe

Rev. Darcy Metcalfe
Rev. Darcy Metcalfe, the 2016 Nancy A. Hardesty Memorial Scholarship recipient, is a PC(USA) minister currently serving in Coggon, Iowa. For several years, Darcy served on the Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concern’s for the PC(USA), which is a gender justice research group, and a Child and Youth Task Force drafting a national child/youth/vulnerable adult protection policy for the PC(USA). Darcy served as an advocate with the NGO Ecumenical Women at the United Nations 59th Commission on the Status of Women. She is currently studying for her Ph.D. in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Iowa. Her special interests are ethics and bioethics surrounding genetic research with historically disempowered populations. The absolute joy of Darcy’s life is her young son Coltrane, who much to her delight is already a Reinhold Niebuhr fan.

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