The Duke Clergy Health Initiative is an $18 million, 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.
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.
Clergy Health Initiative Offers Curriculum for Congregations
Pastor & Parish strengthens relations between United Methodist clergy and their congregations, promoting the well-being of pastors.
Clergy More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety
Demands placed on clergy put pastors at greater risk for depression, Duke Divinity study finds.