Kristen Joy

The ministry wife coach

Live Your
Ministry Wife Life
in Full-out Joy!

Let go of the burdens & expectations. Live and serve with joy once again!

Maximize Leadership |  Improve Emotional Health & Boundaries | Renew Hope & Strength

Weary and Worn?

Do you find yourself always hiding your true feelings? Are you:

  • Overwhelmed by juggling family, work, and church life?
  • Jealous of all of the time that the church takes from your marriage?
  • Confused about your next leadership decision?
  • Depleted by feeling the constant expectations of others?
  • Longing to stay home on a Sunday morning to find some rest?
  • Distant from God and believing you must not be praying “enough” or “right? Afterall, if you were, you wouldn’t be feeling this way? (a-hem.)
  • Exhausted trying to make it through one day at a time with a fake smile plastered to your face?
  • Disappointed, like you might not be cut out for ministry life, after all?

There is a way forward.

You are not alone. God sees you, He loves you, and He's quietly calling you into more.

How it works:


Let's Chat

I’d love to meet for (virtual) coffee & hear your story. Begin with a 30-minute call and see how I can best serve you.


Start Your Journey

Discover which coaching options are best for you so you can begin to release your expectations and begin to find joy again.


Live with Joy

Experience the benefits of being in a safe place where you are heard, understood, and supported. This is key in living  a joy-filled ministry wife life. 

I work with:

New Ministry Wives

Beginning ministry with good whole person health and boundaries is essential to your ministry success as a couple! Working with a ministry specific coach will help you build a strong foundation on which to build your new ministry wife life.

Ministry Leaders

Working with a ministry-specific coach ensures a safe person who “gets you” to walk alongside  you when leadership challenges and obstacles arise. I will be a knowledgeable and encouraging  sounding board, ready to tackle personal and ministry obstacles with you when your own vision gets clouded by the noise and overwhelm.

Wounded Ministry Wives

The weight of the expectations and demands in ministry life can be heavy on your soul. If you’ve reached this point, it is time to reach out. I’d be honored to walk alongside you and to help you find renewed hope, joy and strength. 

What Others Are Saying

Joy is closer than you think

Psalm 16:11 says, “You have made known the way of life, in your presense there is fullness of joy!” God has wired our brains in such ways that when overwhelm and disappointment set in, we feel anxiety and a whole host of other emotions set in. These emotions can bring shame and guilt. But, please, Sweet Sister, here you can set aside the “should/shouldn’t be” of your feelings (“I should be grateful! I shouldn’t be fearful!”) and begin working on the “what is.” 

God is honored with honesty even in our emotions AND He’s given us some invaluable resources right within our own bodies and minds to be able to begin to heal from the inside out. When you attend to these needs first, you discover the myriad of treasures the Lord has placed right at your disposal to reinvigorate and renew your ministry wife life.

Together, let’s dive into the transformative power of the Holy Spirit and your God-given design so that you can live out the joy-filled, abundant life God promises (John 10:10). There is hope! 

"You make known to me the path of life, in your presence there is
fullness of joy.

Psalm 16:11

A Change in Perspective

Kristen was a Godly, encouraging, and trustworthy ear when I needed it. With compassion, she helped me focus more on things that I could do to help myself heal. She helped change my perspective towards several issues and people in my life which led to further healing. She even helped me review my small business to begin making a plan to increase my income! I highly recommend working with Kristen!

Teresa T., Pastor’s Wife

Patience & Encouragement

At times I find myself in need of a safe sounding board. In my ministry, it’s hard to distinguish between what I want to do, what’s expected of me, and what the Holy Spirit is prompting me to do. Being able to walk through this verbally with a wise listener asking good questions allowed me to process and clarify the next right thing to do. I appreciate Kristen’s patience and encouragement. I feel like it was the beginning of being able to wrap my head around the specific issue in a healthier way. 

Emily T., Pastor’s Wife

A Safe Space for Growth

When I talked to Kristen, I was really discouraged as a mom. She helped me set good rules and come up with creative ways best suited to our family to help correct poor behavior. She helped me communicate [my struggles] more effectively to my husband. She encouraged me to work on my own personal health which was keeping me fatigued & irritable. She really gave me the push I needed to move forward so I could feel better. I highly recommend anyone facing difficulties to talk with Kristen. She has been gifted with encouragement and wisdom to provide a safe space for growth and grace!

Katie A., Mother

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:13

Hi, I'm Kristen Joy

You can call me Kristen. I provide ministry wives and women in ministry leadership roles a safe place to discover more about who they are in Christ and how God designed them uniquely. Through individual and group coaching services, I bring hope and renewed life to Christian women who are weary and worn; discouraged from the weight of living under the constant demands of ministry life.  Together, I walk alongside these precious sisters and help them uncover the beauty of who God created them to be and release their expectations and burdens in order to renew their joy found in Christ. There is hope and they can begin to live and serve others again with joy. (Romans 15:13)

I will walk with you from the beginning of your journey through the transformation which God desires for you. I will help you discover how God uniquely wired you so that you can begin to live in joy again. 

Sweet Sister,

I understand. I’ve walked in your shoes.

As a pastor’s wife, I know how difficult it can be to feel safe enough to be you. It’s difficult to make connections with others and yet we desperately need a community, too! I’ve lived the race of trying to live up to and fulfill other’s expectations (and demands). This rarely brought life, and instead brought conflict in the home and relational strife in many ways. After many years of pouring myself out, I suddenly realized my cup was dry – and it had been for some time. I began succumbing to a lot of doubt, fear, bitterness, resentment, and anger, which later was accompanied by panic attacks and symptoms of depression. I needed to step back and find the joy again.

Now I see the Lord using all my experiences, skills, and gifts to help support other women as I have been where you just might be today!

There is Hope

As a Certified Biblical Life Coach, I want to share this gift of hope with you. It IS possible to live fully satisfied in the life God has given you as a ministry wife!

Schedule a Time to Chat

I’d love to hear your story. Choose a time that works in your schedule for 30-minute chat to find out how I can best serve you, no strings attached.

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