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

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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