As a pastor’s wife for 40 years, Leslie is well versed in the struggles that ministry wives face on a daily basis. She has often referred to them as the true heroes in the church today. Because of the “fishbowl” and “24/7” nature of ministry, Leslie is committed to building a support network for ministry wives that offers a safe and caring environment to process their hurts, frustrations, and disappointments brought on by the unique challenges of being married to a pastor. Leslie believes it is crucial that we come alongside these women and keep them from becoming a ministry casualty.
Leslie has served the church as a Children’s Director, Women’s Ministry Director, and a teacher in Christian schools. As the Director of Communications Leslie uses her gift of writing to share the mission of Standing Stone, as well as insights into ministry life, through blog posts, articles, letters, and social media. In addition to their director roles, Leslie and her husband, Ken, serve as Shepherds and Retreat Shepherds.
Before joining Standing Stone Leslie and Ken co-directed Marriage Growers International. They have had the privilege of encouraging thousands of married couples domestically and internationally, helping them to increase their levels of partnership, unity, closeness, and satisfaction, which are vital to the health and longevity of marriage.
Leslie and Ken have three grown children and four grandsons. They feel privileged to be working in this crucial ministry together.