The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Clergy spouses speak out

Our questionnaire overlooked a main group affected by the call process: clergy spouses. Two from Illinois and Kansas wrote to correct that lapse, sharing their pet peeves.

Their responses revealed worried questions: Will a call come before school starts for our children? What part of the country will we live in? Will we be a match with the congregation, or will we have to start the process over again? Will I have to put my career on hold? Will a congregation expect me to become more involved than I want to be? Can I be as involved as I'd like?

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