Pastor’s Wife: working full-time and raising a family

My husband is a pastor (he’s the solo pastor at our church). I work full-time and have a 45 minute commute each way. In spring of 2015, we welcomed our first child. When I’ve searched google for answers re: being a pastor’s wife, working full-time and being a mom, I can’t seem to find anything. I’ve found plenty of great articles re: the challenges of balancing ministry life while raising a young family, but nothing re: being a pastor’s wife + working full time + raising a family. Hmm.

After a year of mat leave (thank you, Canada!), I plan to return to my job in April. I’m not sure how I’ll manage church life activity while working full time and raising a young child. I love church community and serving, my job and my family! But as we know, we can’t do it all. This may be a challenging season of finding balance through creativity and establishing priorities.

Are you a pastor’s wife who works outside of the home? If so, I’d love to hear from you! If you have any thoughts to add please leave a comment below.

2 thoughts on “Pastor’s Wife: working full-time and raising a family”

  1. Hi Rachel, I don’t know or doubt if you would remember me. I am from Cobourg and went to the Alliance Church. My name then was Sarah West and I was best friends with Cristy Williams who was the daughter of the pastor at the Free Methodist Church. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog and hope you’re enjoying your mat leave with your new daughter.

    1. Hi Sarah!

      Your name is sooo familiar. I bet I’d recognize you if I saw you. Anyways, it was so nice to hear from you! Thank you for the encouragement, helps me to keep writing. Keep in touch! 🙂

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