Who We Are

Welcome to the Pastor’s Spouse Connection! If you are married to a pastor, this ministry is for you! PSC began in 2014 when a small group gathered to pray and brainstorm about ways we could serve pastors’ spouses. So many of you are busy, lonely, and in need of connection with other spouses who understand the unique opportunities and challenges in ministry. Out of this awareness, the word CONNECTION became a foundational part of what we are about at PSC. We believe thriving in life and ministry requires a strong CONNECTION with God and with others who are willing to walk alongside us to offer encouragement and support. At PSC, we want to both promote and create places for CONNECTION. We exist to inspire, connect, and support the men and women who are married to pastors through gatherings, ongoing connections, and resources for development and care. It is our desire for spouses to lead healthy lives, build strong marriages and families, and experience effective ministries where lives, churches, and communities are being transformed through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ.

Why Connect?  

God has designed us to connect in community. Together we servelearngrow, and build one another up. Together we more fully reflect the image of our creator. This is a beautiful reality but one that can be challenging for pastor’s spouses. We often feel our lives are on display. We are not sure how open or vulnerable we can be in relationships. We worry about how our words or actions in public will impact the ministry of our spouse, the pastor. While navigating these issues may not always be easy, finding life-giving and trustworthy connection with others is so important if we are to become the people God desires us to be. So find ways to CONNECT! It might be with someone over coffee or a group of pastors’ spouses you reach out to in your area. We’d love to have you join us at PSC events and find us online. Our ministry is committed to promoting and developing opportunities for connection.   “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…”Hebrews 10:24-25

How can you Connect?

 

Stay tuned for some exciting ways!!!

 

Ministry Links
Counseling and Spiritual Directors
PastorServe – Crisis response team for clergy families. They offer counseling and coaching.
Rev Care – confidential, toll-free care for all Wesleyan Clergy and their families.
Soul Shepherding – This ministry serves pastors, spouses, and ministry leaders. They offer articles, retreats, training, events, and soul care. Standing Stone Ministry – Shepherding the Shepherds
Retreats for Pastoral Families
The following are resources specifically for pastoral couples and families. May you find rest and relaxation! A Quiet Place | Bryantsville, KY | Free Provides a 5 day sabbatical complete with a self-directed program for renewal. aqpretreat.org/index.html Shunem House | Noblesville, IN | Reasonable Donation Ideal facility for renewal and/or a planning retreat. facebook.com/ShunemHouse En Gedi Retreat | Yampa, CO | Free Come get rested, refreshed, and renewed. engediretreat.org Beside Still Waters | Florida | $100/10 + deposit Place of rest and refocus for those in the service the Lord. beside-stillwaters.org/home/ Deer Ridge Ministries | Illinois | Free 5 day rest and renewal retreat for pastors and spouses. drmretreats.org The Springs | Oldenburg, IN | Donation Encounter healing love and the presence of God. thespringsindiana.org Innkeeper Ministries | Lewisburg, OH | Free Provides tangible support to meet the needs of leadership. innkeeperministries.org


This is only a sampling of places for pastors and their families. For additional free or low cost retreat options in states across the country visit lawrencewilson.com/free-retreats-vacations-pastors/.

Breakaway- A Pastor's Spouse Connection Event
Pastor’s spouses, hit the reset button.   We step away from everyday patterns and busy schedules to intentionally connect with God and each other. Be refreshed and encouraged through engaging sessions, inspiring worship, and meaningful connections. Take advantage of the pre-conference option for a little extra time away and additional growth and fellowship opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!  Check back for dates for the next Breakaway event.


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Meet our Team

Shannon Bradford

Shannon Bradford

Director

Shannon Bio
Shannon spends most of her days managing 3 beautiful kids, and their ministry household. Shannon is a former teacher, Children’s Ministry Director, and current Event Coordinator at Wheaton College. Shannon has served on leadership at the district and local church level. She loves being organized, planning ahead, and thinking creatively. Personally, Shannon enjoys connecting with other women, Chicago-style pizza, football, online shopping, fun with her kids, and date nights with her husband.
Jessica Sheets

Jessica Sheets

Leadership Team

Jessica Bio
Jessica is a lover of Jesus and a former elementary teacher turned SAHM who can be found spontaneously bursting into song while scaling Mt. Laundry or baking for the next life group. She laughs every day thanks to her favorite individual, her husband Stevan, and her wonderful kids, Ella and Ezra. With a front row view on a Sunday morning Jess is usually the first to laugh (or turn beet red) during a sermon jest. She knew when she was 12 that the Lord was calling her to marry a pastor someday but had no idea what that really meant! She’s still learning along with Stevan as they navigate this adventure of ministry.