Faithfulness During Ministry and Family Transitions

What does it mean to be faithful in transitions when excitement and hope are scrambled with uncertainty and chaos? Good question. My husband and I anticipated and prepared for the upcoming transitions and changes of this past summer. We had known for over a year that the senior pastor that my husband worked beside was moving at the end of June. We had met numerous times with the departing pastoral couple, our dear co-labourers and friends of almost four years. The goal was to glean wisdom and insight from their 11 years of experience in our small town. Church camp and the farewell party added to the busyness but were successfully executed in their last month with us. Our personal “summer” holidays had been booked for May anticipating extra demands of work in summer. And a young but experienced pastor, who had been hired to step in as co-pastor with my husband, would arrive in July. 

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About Nicole Martin

Nicole is married to Trevor, who serves as co-pastor with another pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in the small town of Emo, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in rural Manitoba and attended Briercrest College (Saskatchewan), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Nicole joined the ranks of pastors’ wives when the couple moved to northwestern Ontario in Fall 2015. Nicole’s opportunities to serve the Lord and people around her are taking on new dimensions as she and Trevor experience vocational ministry together and persevere in parenting their two preschool girls with the third one on the way! She particularly enjoys hosting with her family and connecting with other moms one-on-one.