Sunday, September 28, 2008

another turn in the wilderness...


Today my Co-Pastor who is also my wife....resigned from her postion at church. She will be leaving the ministry to pursue a new profession....one of the oldest professions around....

The funeral industry. She has long had a passion for death and dying issues, now she will have the time and space to make an impact....using the gifts God has given her.

Though I am proud of her discernment and courage, I am also sad that our 12 year journey of co-pastoring will end.

So goes the journey of faith. Though I am filled with emotion at the moment....I trust that God will unfold the future for both of us.


5 comments:

heelers said...

He will.
James

Stushie said...

Interesting. Does that present a problem for your church? They sometimes think that they're now paying you double what your worth...it happened here in East Tennessee. Both pastors had to leave because of the pressure they faced. They originally ministered together and then the wife decided to look after the kids. The congregation felt that the original contract was nullified. Sad story.

tiffytrox said...

Holy Jeez!!!

I wish her all the best, but my heart is terribly saddened! We will miss her dearly!!! That's for sure!

My prayers are with you guys!!!

Caroline said...

I am sooo jealous - I have wanted to go into the funeral business ever since my husband was killed and I realised that if ever a profession needed compassion and the ability to reach out, this was it. Unfortunately, running a care company for older people is liable to make one an object of suspicion if you go into the funeral business :o) - I know the skills your wife has will be well used in her new role - I know you will miss her in your work but good for her - I wish her well x

AnneDroid said...

My husband and I are both presbyterian ministers. He is pastor of our church and for fifteen or so months I have been working as a full time prison chaplain.

I sometimes worry that I'm no longer "doing anything" in the church, as I used to.

And then I remember that we're never NOT in the church! Your wife is still very much working for your church, as are all the other Christians who drop by of a Sunday to our churches to recharge their batteries in order to work hard in the church but not in the building through the week.