Clergy Health Initiative

Claire Wimbush: Broken People Walking Toward Wholeness

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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.

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Clergy Health Initiative Offers Curriculum for Congregations

Monday, November 18, 2013

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

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The Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School has introduced a theologically-framed training curriculum for United Methodist churches to strengthen relations between clergy and congregations and promote the health of pastors.

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Clergy More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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

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The demands placed on clergy by themselves and others put pastors at far greater risk for depression than individuals with other occupations, a new study by the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School has found.

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Cultivate Space for God's Spirit

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Monday, July 29, 2013
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2013 Convocation

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

Duke Divinity School’s annual Convocation & Pastors’ School will return Oct. 14-15, featuring lectures by renowned scholars and practitioners, seminars that foster in-depth discussion, worship services, and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and faculty. 

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Clergy Health Initiative Launches Monthly Newsletter

Friday, July 19, 2013

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

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Divine Intervention: Helping Clergy Help Themselves

Friday, July 12, 2013

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

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The Duke Endowment Gives $5.74 Million for Clergy Health

Monday, June 3, 2013

The gift extends initial $12 million investment.

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The Rev. Joann Turner, a retired pastor in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church living in Goldsboro, N.C., hits the gym.</body></html>

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Weight Loss is Ministry's Gain

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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.

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Pastors Learn to Heal Themselves

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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

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