Radiant is a time of encouragement, refreshment and connection for Kentucky Baptist ministers’ wives.

Do you need to be refreshed in your role as a ministry wife in 2023? Connect with other wives from across the state during this time of encouragement and teaching! Radiant is coming to First Baptist Church in Richmond on April 26-27, 2024, with guest speaker Christine Hoover.



April 26-27, 2024


First Baptist Church, Richmond


Cost $49 before Feb. 1, 2024
$59 after Feb. 1, 2024
Includes retreat, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday


Information Coming Soon


“Finding your Niche”
Candace Elliot, Pastor Wife at Walnut Memorial Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY
We have all been called to support our husbands and minister alongside them, but what about our ministry as individuals? If you have ever struggled to find your place in ministry then this is the session for you. We will explore ways to determine your gifting, how to find your place of service, and ways to rest in God’s calling on your life.  
“Fighting the Loneliness of Ministry”
Laura Kazee, Pastor Wife at Worthville Baptist Church, Worthville, KY
Have you ever felt alone or unseen in your role as a minister’s wife? Do you feel isolated in your church relationships? In this breakout, we will discuss the struggle of loneliness as minister wives and ways to combat this particular tactic the enemy of God will often use to discourage us.  
“Devoted Discipleship: Replicating the Early Church’s Method of Making Disciples”
Sarah York, Pastor Wife at Fairview Baptist Church, Ashland, KY
The last few years have presented some interesting dynamics within our churches and while we have to rethink some of our methods, our call to BE & MAKE disciples remains constant. As ministry wives, we balance busy schedules and lengthy to-do lists and this often makes the call of discipleship feel overwhelming. Join us for a practical look at how to approach the daily task of discipleship based on the methods of the early church. 
“Pour in Before You Pour Out”
Dawn Reed, Pastor Wife at Fitzpatrick Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, KY
Join us for a simple discussion on the ways Jesus ministers to us through spiritual disciplines before we attempt to minister to others. We can’t pour into others until Jesus pours into us through His Word.  

“Four Lies to Watch for in Our Suffering”
Anca Martin, Pastor Wife at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Lexington, KY
Suffering is one of Heaven’s greatest tools for the sanctification of the Believer but it can also be used by the enemy as a means to assault and distance us from God.  Join us as we expose the enemy’s lies and respond with unshakable, gentle, healing, and liberating truths of the gospel. 
“Raising Missional Families”
Taryn Slott, Pastor Wife at Springdale Community Church, Louisville, KY
Join a former IMB missionary, current Pastor’s Wife, and Mom of young children as she discusses evangelism tools and resources regarding practical ways families can minister together. Let’s explore what it means to raise missional families for all ages and stages of ministry.  
“Love One More: Connecting the Church to Foster Care & Adoption”
Krista Grigg, Pastor Wife at Macedonia Baptist Church, Kuttawa, KY
Hear from a pastor’s wife who has engaged the mission field of foster care and adoption with the hope of Jesus Christ and teaches us how we can do the same! Join us for practical ways the church can impact the lives of Kentucky’s 8,455 children currently in foster care and those 2,528 children waiting for adoption.  
“Spiritual Care for the Ministry Wife”
Sandy Scrufari, Biblical Counselor with Image Bearers Counseling Ministry, Frankfort, KY
Everyone looks to the pastor and his wife for help, but what do we do when WE struggle? Hear from a certified Biblical Counselor for encouragement and practical ways to care for ourselves when we struggle.