Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis

by Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Jason Byasse. Baker Academic, 2018.

This book presents the findings of Duke's Clergy Health Initiative, which studied the mental and physical health of United Methodist clergy. The results can be applied to clergy and congregational professionals.


findings from the Duke Clergy Health Initiative

Best For

clergy, personnel committees, clergy peer groups, search committees


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Raise awareness about clergy health by sharing findings with the congregation's personnel committee.
  • Find ways to inject positive emotions within your daily routine after reading chapter six on the role of positive emotions.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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