Entries by Lee Ann Pomrenke

In Praise of the Ambush Wedding

In my experience, one ambush wedding begets another, as well it should. Once engaged couples see evidence of a “third way,” between eloping and a full-blown wedding and reception, the appeal is contagious! What is an ambush wedding, exactly? First, the two people getting married must both be in on the surprise. I do not […]

Pastor in the Pew

When I let it slide into conversation that I am a pastor, the natural follow-up question is, “Where’s your congregation?” For me right now, that answer requires extra explanation. I am a “pastor in the pew,” a phrase I am not entirely sure I am, but may be, coining. My national church body’s term for […]