Interview with Jennifer Barker, a Small Town Pastor’s Wife

I had the honor of getting to know Jennifer Barker during my time as a teacher in Coleman, WI. Her family was heavily involved with the small Christian school, as their church was one of two that supported the school. I was able to spend some time talking with and learning from her about ministry life, especially in a rural context. One way in particular that she challenged me was to really learn the culture and become a part of it. That challenge has helped me open myself to the people in my church in ways I hadn’t before.

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About Tobi Henschel

Tobi and her husband, Paul, met at Moody Bible Institute and have been serving in churches together since then. Along with their three amazing boys, they currently serve at a church in the middle of Illinois farmland where Paul is the senior pastor. Tobi has a passion for teaching the Word of God, especially to children, and helps with both the children's and women's ministries of her church. She loves reading, DIY projects, coffee, ice cream, and spontaneous dance parties with her boys.