Strategic Leadership for a Change: Facing Our Losses, Finding Our Future

by Kenneth J. McFayden. Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.


This book offers insight into change, and empowers leaders to guide their congregations through change with confidence after understanding the impact of attachment, loss, and grief.


understanding the relationships between change, attachment, loss, and grief; leading through change with confidence

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Guide individuals and the congregation through difficult changes, leading a process that will facilitate grieving and a focus on building something new.
  • Consult this resource before a clergy leadership change to prepare for reactions of attachment and grief that occur during a transitional period.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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