Ministry Mates


Ministry Mates is a conference designed to equip, encourage and empower pastor’s wives for their unique and specific roles of ministry.  Ministry Mates is an extended family of pastors’ wives helping each other maximize their lives, influence and impact through gatherings, trainings and resources.  The conference is especially designed for spouses of senior pastors, associate pastors, preachers and ministry staff.

Ministry Mates was founded by Dr. Tara Jenkins of Fellowship Chicago in Chicago, IL after years of interviewing and surveying pastors’ wives from across the country for her doctoral dissertation, “The Identification of Essential Components for Equipping Pastors’ Wives for Ministry.”  This comprehensive research showed an undeniable gap and need for community for women who lead alongside their Husband/Pastor.  Dr. Tara Jenkins and Stephanie Carter of Concord Church in Dallas, TX are partnering together to provide an exciting and inspirational day and a half pastors’ wives conference.

We have a phenomenal lineup of pastor’s wives that will be sharing in our time together. They include: Stephanie Carter, Dr. Tara Jenkins, Mrs. Trina Jenkins, Dr. Lois Evans, Dr. Sheila Bailey, Mrs. Lori Wilhite, Mrs. Cheryl Wesley, Mrs. Sheretta West and Mrs. Joy Silmon.

There will also be a ministry couples’ luncheon led by Pastor John and Lady Trina Jenkins of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, MD.  Recognizing that ministry couples experience unique pressures and opportunities, they will be teaching principles for success in balancing marriage, family and ministry.

The Early Bird price is $125.