I’m a pastor’s daughter turned pastor’s wife; been one now for thirty-six years and counting. So yeah, I get it! I’ve felt the lonely depletion of ministry and the silent throbbing for spiritual renewal. I also know the rare and unrivaled joy of fellowship with other ministry-living pastor’s wives. For many years I longed for constant community with women like that. Women, who without explanation, “get it” because they’re living it too.
Joanna Kubiak grew up as a Pastor’s daughter in a rural-suburban church. She graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in Communications and married Tom Kubiak in March of 1985. Tom pastored two established churches, then planted two multicultural congregations, both in Chicago. He currently serves as Executive Director of 67 Pastors’ Network and the founding director of Imago Dei Church Planting Collective. Tom and Joanna have three married children and five grandchildren.
Although always respectful to the varying views of pastors’ wives, Sacred Wanderings is Complementarian in regard to women’s ministry roles.