About

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.

Couples' Luncheon

The Couples’ Luncheon, led by Pastor Kenneth and First Lady Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church (Los Angeles, CA),  focuses on recognizing that ministry couples experience unique pressures and opportunities.  In this powerful co-ed afternoon luncheon, they will be teaching principles for success in balancing marriage, family and ministry.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel – International Ballroom

Bishop Kenneth and Lady Togetta Ulmer

Kenneth Ulmer has been Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles for over 35 years. Dr. Ulmer was former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles where he serves as founding board member, adjunct professor and Director of the Kings at Oxford an annual summer session at Oxford University. He received his BA degree from University of Illinois. He received his PhD from the former Grace Graduate School of Theology in Long Beach,California and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Southern California School of Ministry. He received his Doctor of Ministry from United Theology Seminary. He and his wife, Togetta have been married for over forty years and have two daughters , one son, and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Togetta Ulmer, First Lady of Faithful Central, is a visionary leader, gifted executive, speaker and teacher. She has served as co-leader of the Rev. Sister Conference and the Chosen Woman Conference. She has been guest speaker at churches across the country.

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Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy cutoff date is June 27, 2018 with a request in writing for a credit certificate.  NO REFUNDS. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from all cancellations. Those cancellations receive after June 27, 2018 will not be eligible for a credit certificate. Exceptions to this policy are considered on an individual basis only.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call 1-800-266-5970.