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by Kate Meadows



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/24/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781664205796
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781664205789
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781664207899

About the Book

While her husband pursued a four-year Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Kate Meadows wondered how she fit into the process of her husband becoming a pastor. In the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, only men can be ordained as pastors. The men who come to the seminary have a well paved road ahead of them. The women who come with those men don’t. As women, we ask ourselves, “Who am I in this process?” and “Where do I fit?”

Kate never envisioned herself as a pastor’s wife; in fact, she wasn’t sure she wanted to be one. Yet, if God was leading her husband into the ministry, who was she to say “No?”

And what was it about that term “pastor’s wife,” that made her uneasy, anyway? What did it even mean to be a pastor’s wife in the modern day?

At the seminary, Kate started talking to other women who had faithfully followed their husbands on the path to ministry. Through a series of more than fifty interviews, she learned that the journey of becoming a pastor’s wife is rich with questions, discovery, and joy.

Faith to Follow chronicles the woman’s experience of preparing to become a pastor’s wife. It also may be a springboard for dialogue within churches across America, about the importance of encouraging and cultivating future church leaders and raising up strong families in the Christian faith.

About the Author

Kate Meadows is a pastor’s wife, mother of two, and writer/editor/writing workshop instructor in Rapid City, SD. Her husband, Bryan Meadows, graduated from Concordia Seminary in 2019 and serves as Associate Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Rapid City. Kate earned her MFA in Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University in 2010. Since then she has published a collection of essays, Tough Love: A Wyoming Childhood, and numerous articles and essays in national, regional and local publications. A native of Wyoming, she was raised in the LCMS church.