Christian Women in Leadership: Wendysue Fluegge
Wendysue Fluegge is a Christian musician who in all things strives for confidence, humility, and a connection to God’s Word. Read on…
What does it look like to be a woman in a leadership role? How does Christian faith impact leadership? And what happens when you put the two together?
To find out, we caught up with Wendysue Fluegge a musician who heads her own ministry as speaker and traveling worship leader. A graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Wendysue has been the worship leader for the past two WLI National Conferences.
We asked her a few questions about her job and her views on Christian leadership.
What’s the favorite part of your job?
Here are a few of my favorite things: enhancing spiritual relationships with God and His people through songs, connecting with churches all over the country, enjoying the freedom of my own scheduling, and the blessing of travel.
Who are your biggest role models as a leader?
The women in my life growing up were strong leaders. My sister, mom, aunt, both grandmas, and my mother-in-law are all women of faith with good decision-making skills and concern for others. They all display great confidence yet are humble. And they all have a love for God’s word. I realize now what a beautiful and rare gift that was – and still is!
Is there a passage in scripture that resonates with you as a Christian woman in leadership?
“Do not think of yourselves more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment in accordance with the faith God has distributed… “Romans 12:3
What challenges do you face as a Christian leader in your workplace?
Since I am in ministry, some of the challenges I face personally and that I see in others are 1) pride, 2) apathy, 3) false expectations of shared faith values, 4) saying the wrong thing or being too zealous and appearing judgmental or self-righteous, and 5) temptation to go through the motions of worship without really engaging the heart.
What is the most important piece of advice you would want to pass along to other Christian women in leadership?
Stay connected to the word of God! Be consistent and obedient in nurturing your own spirit. Get connected to others who have the same goal of faith growth. Practice your bold words and actions. Stay thankful and fully aware of God’s presence at all times.