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One of the ways God makes the most out of our pastor wife platform is by using our experiences to help others. A personal tragedy in Karen’s life has become the catalyst for a community-wide (and beyond!) outreach to minister to those whose lives have been impacted by the grief surrounding the death of a loved one. In this episode she shares how God brought her healing after the suicide of her brother to eventually become a facilitator for Grief Share, a ministry that helps those facing the deep hurt of losing a loved one or friend and supports them as they move toward rebuilding their lives.

Karen Altizer resides in West Virginia with her husband and children.  She is a pastor’s wife and a homeschool mom, and volunteers for various ministries within her church and community.  Karen has been in full time ministry for over 20 years and has been a facilitator for GriefShare for six years.  

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Jacque Garner is a podcaster and blogger with a heart to encourage and inspire pastors' wives. With over 30 years experience being married to a pastor, she understands the joys and challenges that come with this unique calling. She believes that pastors' wives can embrace with joy whatever and wherever ministry takes them as they lean into God, abide in His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to lead them by the hand. Jacque is a mom to 4 amazing kids, a mother-in-love to 3, and Gigi to 7 practically perfect grandkids.