We collect data, design, and test intervention programs for UMC North Carolina clergy and divinity school students to improve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. We hope to spark informed conversations about clergy health and well-being, divinity school education, and the future of ministry. Contact us to learn more.

Administration and Staff

David Eagle, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Seminary to Early Ministry (SEM) Study

Ruth Eckles, M.A., Director of Communication

Josh Gaghan, M.T.S., Research Analyst, Seminary to Early Ministry (SEM) Study

Rev. Laura Hamrick, M.Div., Clergy Engagement Coordinator

Jennifer Headley, M.S.W., Research Manager, Seminary to Early Ministry (SEM) Study

Anna Holleman, Ph.D., M.Div., Postdoctoral Association in Research,  Seminary to Early Ministry (SEM) Study

Erin Johnston, Ph.D., Associate in Research, Seminary to Early Ministry (SEM) Study

Erin Lane, M.T.S., Director of Research Engagement

Jane Bo-Hyeong Lee, Ph.D., Associate in Research

Alexa Namestnik, M.S., Study Coordinator

Alyssa Platt, M.A., Data Analyst

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Ph.D., Director of the Clergy Health Initiative, Principal Investigator of the Selah Stress Management trial and the Statewide Clergy Health Survey

Beth Stringfield, B.S., Senior Project Coordinator

Logan Tice, M.A., Research Manager

Carl Weisner, M.A., Associate Dean for Administration and Finance (Duke Divinity School) and Senior Advisor (Clergy Health Initiative)

Jia Yao, M.A., Data Analyst

Contact Us

Clergy Health Initiative
Duke Divinity School
407 Chapel Drive, Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-5475

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