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Having a front row seat in God's handiwork can bring both great joy and exhaustion to a pastor and his wife. Kay Warren of Saddleback Church calls being a pastor's wife a "sacred privilege." Ed Stetzer talks with Kay about what she's learned in the last 40 years of ministry -- and the hope and encouragement she's found in her calling.
Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher. She is best known for more than 10 years as a tireless advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV & AIDS, and the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind. Kay is also a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. When her youngest son, Matthew, took his life in April 2013, her life was dramatically altered by the catastrophic loss. As she and her family continue to grieve the loss of Matthew, she has determined to be a voice for those living with mental illness. Her message to the faith community is to eliminate stigma, shame, and fear and to create warm and accepting places of refuge for those who suffer. She is the author of several books including Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife. Kay attended California Baptist College and earned her B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor. Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.
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