Clergy Couple Connection

You have found the webcentral for pastors in love:

  • In love with their calling to ministry
  • In love with their vocational setting
  • And in love with their spouse or partner who also happens to be a minister.
We are clergy couples.

Some of us serve two different parishes, while some of us co-pastor together. Some of us worship in different settings, and some of us serve two different denominations or faith traditions. Some of us work in institutional ministry locations--seminaries, hospitals, service organizations and more. No matter the specifics of your situation, being a clergy couple brings a unique set of challenges and exciting opportunities.

This online community is a place where you can share your success stories. The primary tool for the Clergy Couple Connection is the Message Board for you to read and also for you to leave a message to share with others. Tell others about the joys you have received from being a clergy couple. Share your struggles on topics such as congregational expectations, relocation, competition, finances or anything else. Looking for encouragement? You need look no further than your colleagues in similar circumstances.

We're glad you found the Clergy Couple Connection. Please leave your mark on the Clergy Couple Connection Message Board. Peruse the links we have available and let us know your suggestions. And God bless your ministries.

Joe and Dawn

We're just normal folk.
Resources and Links
View the Message Board
Post to the Message Board
Women in Ministry study that addresses the Clergy Couple issue
See the United Methodist Church work for Clergy Couples
This page contains an abstract of a thesis on clergy couples towards the bottom
A success story on an Anglican couple
Contacting us:
Name: Revs. Joseph and Dawn Darwin
Email: jweaks@yahoo.com
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