Recognizing the invaluable input of seasoned ministry wives, the Flowers for the Pastor’s Wife ministry has assembled the Flowers Board of Reference, consisting of women who have a passion for encouraging pastors’ wives, especially those serving in isolated contexts of rural and small-town areas. These women are current or former pastors’ wives, authors, and/or other ministry leaders.
Ministry Affiliation: Village Church of Bartlett, IL and RHMA Staff
Mel serves on the Women’s Ministry Core Team at Village Church, specifically with the Women’s Bible Studies. She is shepherding/mentoring the table leaders and organizing the hospitality for the studies with teams. Together, Mel and Mike lead 2 church Community Groups at Village Church. In the past, they planted 2 churches and also served with the EFCA in the Dakotas. Mike is a professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute. Mel has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. She enjoys encouraging pastor’s wives and being involved in women’s ministry and Bible Studies. She also enjoys time with her 7 grandchildren!
Ministry Affiliation: Village Missions
My husband, Sam, and I have served with Village Missions for almost 20 years now. We served in a tiny town in NE for 16 years and now have been in Deer Trail, CO, for a little over three years. I am currently heavily involved as a volunteer at the Eastern Plains Women’s Resource Center (crisis pregnancy and other life skills, mentoring, etc). I’m in my 16th or 17th year as an Awana Cubbies leader/teacher and am the worship/music planner for our congregation. I love to teach/lead women’s Bible Study groups and occasionally speak for Ladies retreats, special events, etc!
Ministry Affiliation: RHMA
I am married to Al Seadore, have four grown children, four granddaughters, and one grandson on the way.
At present we are filling in for a church in Sargent, NE, a town 50 miles from us. What started out as one Sunday has turned into 3 years. We finally have a prospective pastor in sight!
I have always loved teaching small groups of women and God is allowing me to do that. A few years ago I was asked to lead worship at a state park ministry. I asked God to make me a woman of worship in my whole life, which He continues to do. Now I enjoy leading the worship at Sargent and at occasional outreaches. Perhaps my biggest joy is interceding for others.
Ministry Affiliation: Walk Thru the Bible
Wife, mom, grandmother (in March!), teacher, speaker, former pastor’s wife. We pastored in IL for 7 years before joining the staff of Walk Thru the Bible in 1992. I am a teacher and speaker and a writer wannabe…in the making!