Julie is the wife of Brad Norman, pastor at Westside Family Church. She assists Mary Southerland in her ministry and she is the Girlfriends in God Devotion Coordinator. Julie also assists three financial advisors and a real-estate agent, serves on the steering committee for Women’s Ministry at Westside, and leads her daughter’s high school life group.
"As churches have gone from shut down, to reopened with masks, to no masks, back to possible masks, we have navigated through opinions, feelings, loss of church members, welcoming many new faces, online service revamping, and so much more!" says Julie.
"We have worked through major church staff changes and rebuilding and the emotions that follow. We have partnered with churches and worked to unite our city to bring healing to the racial divide under the banner of Jesus. We have worked through struggle, loss, shock, great joy, hope, and love. As a pastor’s wife, the need for encouragement and support for our husbands have reached an all-time high, while we have also been leaned on heavily by members of our congregation. We, along with our husbands and the world, are weary. We need to be real, raw, and refreshed by each other."