Wife in Ministry

Welcome to the wife in ministry blog. The purpose of this blog is to share insights from my life as a pastor’s wife and to provide encouragement to and connect with other wives in ministry. My  husband and I have been in ministry for the last 14 years.  Until recently, Brandon served as lead pastor at churches in both Kentucky and Arkansas.  This past July, we made the big decision to follow God’s leading to join the staff at Saddleback Church in Orange County California.

Through the years, I have been privileged to meet many other women involved in ministry. I love women and the unique gifts and talents they bring to ministry. The realities of being a woman involved in ministry is that it’s not always a “bed of roses”. We have many roles to fill including wife, mom, professional, grandmother, teacher, leader…the list is endless. Juggling these different roles can be a daunting task. My prayer is that through these writings you may see a piece of yourself, read truth’s from God’s Word and be encouraged.

I would love to hear from you. Please leave comments sharing your own insights and words of encouragement. If I’ve learned anything during the last 14 years it’s that being a wife in ministry is always an adventure and I don’t like to travel alone so I’m thrilled to be taking this journey with you!

  • http://eaglesinleadership.org Melodee Smith

    Oh, thank you for having this blog!! It is a very needed tool. I have been a member at Saddleback church for 5 years. We attend the Saturday night service and have a small group. I have met your husband. He and my husband Matthew know each other. I am a pastor’s daughter and I have been a pastor’s wife for over 31 years. We have been looking for a new ministry for 10 months. It is very difficult with the current economy. Sometimes being an unemployed pastoral family is very lonely. We are like the forgotten ones inside the Body of Christ. But the Lord has been very good to us! He has never let us down! He brings blessings everyday. Just being at Saddleback church has refreshed our souls. Watching Pastor Rick’s faith is amazing!

    • angie

      Melodee-Brandon has mentioned Matthew several times, I know he thinks highly of him! I think you hit the nail on the head…being a pastoral family can be lonely in many ways, but yes, I’m sure it’s like being a shepherd without any sheep. I would love to pray for you guys…I know God has great plans for you and a reason and purpose for this time of waiting. Maybe we can all have coffee sometime, I would love to meet you both!