Local Paper Faith and Values Section—N. Charleston Methodist pastor tends to her flock and family

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Moms who are ministers face the same challenges as working moms everywhere, with a couple of twists. Time demands can be extraordinary -- on call 24 hours a day, and no Sundays off -- and raising kids in a church can be akin to parenting on center stage.

Hudson-Jacoby and her husband, Mike, have two sons, ages 8 and 5, and a 3-year-old daughter. She said most of that pressure is self-imposed.

"It's pressure I put on myself," said the 37-year-old University of South Carolina graduate and native of Lancaster. "But I've rarely felt it from the people in the congregation. I have to be really intentional not to have different expectations of my own children than I do from other children."

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