What parish do you serve? All Saints Catholic Church, Lake Wylie, SC
Did you always think that your husband would become a deacon?
No, I was surprised when he first told me he was thinking of becoming a deacon.
What was it like when your husband was going through the years of formation?
It was informative and very interesting at first, then we experienced many difficulties throughout his formation. I became very ill, and told I had 2 weeks to live, my husband lost his job, he took a semester off to take care of me. With God’s grace, I am alive and I was able to go back to classes with him, and take notes.
Do you feel closer to your parish community since your husband was ordained? Yes
What words of encouragement would you share with anyone whose husband is considering the diaconate?
Be patient and show interest and support in all that he does.
How is your relationship different since your husband has become a deacon?
We have become closer as a married couple, and have grown a lot closer in our faith.