Here’s the deal: we’re ministers, we’re minister’s wives, we’re moms. We’re juggling all kinds of responsibilities. Some days we succeed, and some days, well…we don’t.
Women in ministry have to sort out how to be married mothers who must maintain our homes and deal with this crazy life called “ministry.” We’re daily trying to figure out how to run our homes more efficiently, how to grow little people into amazing, compassionate and God-fearing adults, how to love the people in our churches whom God has entrusted to us, and all the while keep it together.
That’s why I blog here at Ministry Momma: a community created to help each other live this crazy life called “ministry” and all the curveballs it throws at us!
My name is JulieAnn Pratt. Being the daughter of a minister myself, I’ve been raised “in the fishbowl” and still actually chose to go into the ministry as an adult! (All you preacher’s kids out there know how awe-inspiring this is!)
I’ve got a beautiful family~I’ve been married for 17 years, and we have 3 children ages 11 years, 7 years, and 5 years.
I have been in the ministry for 19 years serving first as a Music Pastor and in Family Ministry. Together with my husband, we have also served as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, and Lead Pastors. I was the Director of Traveling Ministries at Zion Bible College (Haverhill, MA), teaching students in the area of Practical Ministry. Now I serve as a Family Life Pastor for a great community of believers in Columbus, Ohio. I have authored articles on ministry life and parenting; and have appeared on radio, speaking on raising children intentionally. I continue to be involved in training next generation ministers through teaching, training, and mentoring.
I am honored to speak to groups across the country. Churches, conferences, seminars and retreats. Women’s groups, mom’s groups, and family classes. Groups looking for a fresh, young, biblically-based approach to this crazy life and all the curveballs it throws at you. For more information, check out my speaking topics or just contact me and we can talk about what you are looking for.
So what are my favorite things? Here’s a start:
- The sound of my husband’s early morning prayer and devotions
- My kids all piled on my bed in the mornings giggling, and tickling, and yes, even the kicking, and poking (thank goodness for my king size bed! LOL)
- The sound of the ocean – I promise I’m going to retire by the ocean (even if I can’t swim!)
- COFFEE! (with almond milk and stevia please)
- Sassy shoes
- Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
- Singing – I’m always humming something…usually “Be patient, be patient, don’t be in such a hurry…” Anyone know that one?