How to Address the First Lady of a Congregation?
How do I address the envelope and letter when writing to the First Lady of a local church?
Many congregations use First Lady as part of the name in direct address with the wife of their pastor.
—-Envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-First Lady (Her Full Name)
—-Conversation & salutation:
—-—-Dear First Lady (Surname),
—-—-First Lady (Surname)
Some forms of address are used by people both inside and outside an organization, others are used only by those inside. Whether or not one addresses this spouse as First Lady (Name) often depends on who you are, the context of the conversation, and where the conversation occurs.
——–At the church, discussing topics relating to the role as spouse of the pastor: Yes.
—-—-At professional employment not related to her role as spouse of the pastor: No.
– Robert Hickey