The Graceful Exit: A Pastor's Journey from Good-bye to Hello

by Mary C. Lindberg. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.


Using scripture, stories from other clergy, and the author's own story, this resource helps pastors make a graceful vocational transition.


reflection questions

Recommended Audience

clergy from any faith traditio


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Navigate the challenges and emotions of leaving the vocation by discussing reflection questions.
  • Draw upon scripture and the experiences of other pastors to aid in a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation with the past, present, and future.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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