As I traveled and shared in ministry throughout the Anne Arundel County, I met ministers' wives and widows who did not have any connection with other ministers’ wives and widows. Many of them were experiencing challenges and there was no place for a minister's wife to go for support or encouragement. Most did not know about the Maryland Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows. My experience in the local, state and International Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows has had a major impact in my life. It helped to shape the woman I am today. I knew that women would benefit and find value, as I did, in a local organization. I also realized that the minister's wife looks different today and her needs are different. It was time to come out of the box and meet minister's wives where they are and I wanted to make a difference.