The Duke Clergy Health Initiative is a ten-year program intended to improve the health and well-being of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina.
The Clergy Health Initiative's research is the first to examine how to tailor health interventions to clergy. We now know that programs to improve clergy health will succeed only if they address the multiple conditions that contribute to health, especially conditions created by congregations and denominational polities.
This information formed the basis for our pilot program, and for Spirited Life, the Clergy Health Initiative’s wellness program and behavioral health study.
Summary Report: 2014 Statewide Survey of United Methodist Clergy in North Carolina
Every other year since 2008, the Duke Clergy Health Initiative has conducted a survey of all North Carolina United Methodist clergy to assess their mental, physical and spiritual health.
Wondering how they're faring?
Our summary report offers a comprehensive look at the 2014 survey findings. View the report (pdf).
Convocation & Pastors’ School Recordings
Audio and images from the 2015 event are now available.
Clergy Health Initiative Releases 2014 Survey Findings
The report highlights health of North Carolina's United Methodist clergy.
Spirited Life Program Improves Clergy Health
Clergy Health Initiative's two-year holistic wellness program saw drop in clergy with metabolic syndrome.
Durham Churches to Launch Congregational Wellness Challenge
Divinity School's Clergy Health Initiative is a partner in the 40-day program.
Claire Wimbush: Broken People Walking Toward Wholeness
Claire Wimbush, a Duke Divinity School graduate born with spastic cerebral palsy, reflects on how the wounded body of Jesus reveals a wholeness that doesn't depend on physical perfection.