Co-Pastoring (With my Husband)

Recently, I found myself speaking to an old friend of mine on the topic of being a female pastor. She had an unsure look on her face as I spoke of my experience, to which she then responded, “Well, I guess since you and your husband are co-pastors, it’s okay”. As well meaning as my […]

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Mom of 3 and in Youth Ministry

I’m a mom to 3 kids under 6 – a rambunctious 5 year old boy and twin girls who are almost four.  I’m also in full-time student ministry.  Some days this life is exhilarating and gives me the energy of five people.  Some days getting out of the house in the morning feels as intimidating […]

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“Is it I, Lord?”

I can vividly recall the moment I first felt that I was truly a beloved child of God.  While in worship one Sunday, I had only been attending worship for a month or so, I said the Lord’s Prayer for the very first time.  As I said those words, I was moved to tears and […]

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“Just a” Youth Pastor

“I’m just the youth pastor” I’m sure you uttered this sentence, heard this sentence, or have thought this sentence. Early in my ministry someone walked into my office that I shared with a few other youth pastors and they asked “where can I find a pastor?”. When we offered that we were pastors, they shrugged us off […]

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Is it biblical to have a beard?

There has been much talk of toxic masculinity in the news recently, which has especially  infuriated those of us who are God’s true children that uphold Biblical gender roles for men and wo-men. And yet, one of the biggest cultural errors of our time that is creeping into the life of the church is the […]

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