Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Valerie Ponder

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Valerie Ponder

Interview questions: Where did you grow up? How did where you grew up contribute to preparing you for life in small-town pastoral ministry?   I grew up in Brazil as a Missionary Kid/Pastor’s Kid. As a missionary family, we ministered in settings from small churches in a large city, to a larger church in a smaller […]

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Mary Courts

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Mary Courts

Interview questions: Where did you grow up? How did where you grew up contribute to preparing you for life in small-town pastoral ministry?   I grew up in a suburb of Denver, Colorado and really was a “city girl.” My sole claim to “rural” experience was a high school boyfriend who was from a small […]

Interview With a Small Town Pastor’s Wife: Carmen Erickson

Interview With a Small Town Pastor’s Wife: Carmen Erickson

Carmen and my friendship came about as a result of our husbands’ friendship. Tim and Jonathan have been best friends through Bible college, through starting families, through their beginning ministries, and through struggles and growth in the pastorate. Yet, although our husbands’ friendship helped introduce us, it was natural to form a friendship between ourselves. […]