Not your average Pastor’s Wife

For Sunday morning, I wear dress pants. No skirts or dresses.

I don’t play the piano for Sunday morning. Or sing on the worship team.

While I volunteer in the nursery, working with children isn’t my life’s passion.

I work full-time and have a 40 minute commute each way.

Some people have no idea what all I do in the church. And yet, my involvement can feel like a part-time job.

I tend to serve where I see the greatest need. That’s the social worker in me.

I love to serve. But before I commit to something I ask myself, “would I do ____ if I wasn’t a pastor’s wife?”

I give my husband feedback on the service (not just his message) fairly often.

At society meetings and the like, I worry about voicing my opinion because of how it may come across as the Pastor’s wife. But I do speak up at times (and worry about it later!).


I can feel invisible at times in the presence of my husband when people want his thoughts or wish to praise him. But it helps keep me grounded.

Here’s just a few points about me. Can you relate to any? What about you?

2 thoughts on “Not your average Pastor’s Wife”

  1. as a fellow PW, i read this and feel like your twin. 🙂 (though, i’ve actually worn jeans to church on several occasions–eek!) i relate to nearly everything you’ve written here…you are not alone!

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