To offer practical & spiritual encouragement to pastors’ wives.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Meet the Pastor’s Wife:
My name is Janice Hildreth. I’ve been married to my minister-husband for 37 years and we’ve been pastors for 31 of them. We have served in three churches — two in Colorado, and our current one in Idaho.
We have three adult children — preacher’s kids who don’t seem to have minded being raised in a parsonage. The eldest, Jana, is married to a police officer and they live in Washington. The middle, David, is a film editor and lives in Tempe, Ariz, and the youngest, Jenn, recently married and she and her husband live here in town where we enjoy seeing them a bit more than the other two. We are empty-nesters, except for a cat named Mouse and are enjoying being just a couple again. We are Idahoans by birth and upbringing, however, until we returned 15 years ago, we’d been gone most of our adult lives. It was good to come home.
Why I began my website:
When I searched for resources specifically for pastors’ wives and did not find any, I decided to create something that would be helpful to myself. The result was The Pastor’s Wife newsletter, a 6-page monthly publication. In 1998, because of publishing costs, it became a webzine. In the past few years, because of time constraints due to writing, family, church, and work, it has become a quarterly newsletter.
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