from the Clergy Health Initiative

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Clergy Health Initiative Offers Curriculum for Congregations

Pastor & Parish strengthens relations between United Methodist clergy and their congregations, promoting the well-being of pastors.

Monday, November 18, 2013
Clergy More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety

Demands placed on clergy put pastors at greater risk for depression, Duke Divinity study finds.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Cultivate Space for God's Spirit

The 2013 Convocation & Pastors' School will explore ways Christian communities are breathing new life into the church. Register today.

Monday, July 29, 2013
Clergy Health Initiative Launches Monthly Newsletter

Sign up online to get program news and theologically-framed resources on holistic health and well-being sent straight to your inbox.

Friday, July 19, 2013
Divine Intervention: Helping Clergy Help Themselves

WUNC reports on the Clergy Health Initiative's efforts to convince clergy that it's okay to care for themselves.

Friday, July 12, 2013
The Duke Endowment Gives $5.74 Million for Clergy Health

The gift extends initial $12 million investment.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Weight Loss is Ministry's Gain

From Faith & Leadership: Pastor Eldrick Davis lost more than 100 pounds with the support of his congregation and a Duke program to help pastors improve their health.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One Effort to Help Stressed-Out Clergy Care for Themselves

The director of The Duke Endowment's rural church program area says the Endowment funded the Clergy Health Initiative to help give clergy the tools and permission to take care of themselves.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Pastors Learn to Heal Themselves

Facing evidence of significant rates of ill health among clergy, some churches are taking steps to encourage pastors to care for themselves.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013