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Seminary offers workshop for wives of pastors

Embracing life as a pastor’s wife is focus

In our culture today, there are any number of myths about the role of a pastor’s wife in the parish and in the community. There are also untold joys and challenges.

In light of this, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is offering a morning of discussion to offer support, sort through the topics of expectations and vocations, and delve into the true identity of ministry wives.

“Embracing Life as a Pastor’s Wife” with Heidi Goehmann will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, in Sieck Hall 201 at Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis. The event is free and open to all women connected to Concordia Seminary. The online, live stream event is open to the public here.

Goehmann, a licensed therapist with Grace Place Wellness Ministries in St. Louis will discuss maintaining a healthy marriage and family, setting boundaries with people and time, using social media and tending the relationship with God.

The workshop is sponsored by the Families in Transition team at Concordia Seminary.

“As a church worker, pastor’ wife and an educator, I greatly value the biblical encouragement and practical application that Heidi brings to women in ministry,” said event organizer Celina Haupt, women’s coordinator at Concordia Seminary. “The women who participate are sure to come away from this workshop feeling supported and better equipped for their unique roles in ministry.”

For more information, contact Haupt at or visit a special Facebook page here.
Download a flier here.

About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. To learn more, visit