Ministerial Spouses Association
Biographical Sketch Yvonne E. Knight Yvonne Knight serves as Ministerial Spouses Coordinator for the Atlantic Union, Prayer Ministries Director for the Greater New York Conference, Elder at the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church, and still continues to prepare herself to be used by God for wider service in any capacity, and for the opportunities to interface with others at various levels of the Church.
Impacted Lives of a Ministerial Family Seeing my boys excited to reach out and care for others at Pathway to Health was invaluable. Seeing patients being able to smile, being a part in relieving their pain, sharing a prayer with patients, and hearing their stories was life-changing to us us. As volunteers, we probably were more blessed than even the patients!
Coaching Skills Training for Ministerial Spouses In 2005, the Florida Conference began a training program to teach coaching skills to leaders. It has developed into a vital part of how the Florida Conference seeks to invest in pastors, educational administrators and office leadership. A similar format was adopted, in 2011, for training the spouses of pastors. Dottie Cauley, director of Partners in Ministry for the Florida Conference, shares more about the program for ministerial spouses.
Hospitality: What I Didn't Learn from Martha I like to imagine what it would be like if Martha were to sit down with some of the Bible writers and debate with them what true hospitality is. In Jewish thought hospitality is rooted in the concept of the Almighty who “loves the sojourner” (e.g., Deut 10:18), and in the story of the Israelites, to whom God said, “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt” (Ex 22:21).