In this episode, hosts Rev. Micah Glenn and Dr. Ben Haupt bring Ben’s wife, Celina, “Under the Fig Tree” to discuss her journey from Catholicism to Lutheranism, her perspective on being a Seminary wife and pastor’s wife, and her thoughts on the importance of community in the life of the Seminary. She also shares a few thoughts about the expectations of being a pastor’s wife. “The good thing for me is I didn’t really know what a pastor’s wife [was],” she says. “Being Catholic, I had never met one. I had zero, truly zero, expectations. Looking back, the most important thing is knowing my identity in Christ, knowing who God has made me to be and being a part of the congregation based on that, not based on who I am married to.” She said when women are deciding how involved to be in the congregations where their husbands are pastors, they should ask themselves three questions: What are the needs of the congregation?, Do I have a gift in this area and does it bring me joy? and Is this the right season for me?
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Laity; Ministers; Future Seminarians; Future Deaconesses
Haupt, Ben; Glenn, Micah; and Haupt, Celina, "03-27 Under the Fig Tree: A wife’s perspective with Celina Haupt" (2023). Under the Fig Tree. 54.