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The Landscape of Loss: COVID-19 and Its Challenges to Clergy Wellbeing

During the past several months the COVID-19 virus has brought disease, death, and many other kinds of loss to our churches, our communities, our country, and our homes. The impact on all of these areas of our lives has been great. In addition, the impact on clergy themselves has been large and often debilitating. Statistics on clergy health and wellbeing since last spring show that clergy – first responders themselves – have been adversely impacted in terms of their overall health in body, mind, and spirit. The series, led by Rev. Ginny Samuel Cetuk, explores recent statistics on clergy health, invites participants to share their own experiences, and offers strategies to safeguard and improve their sense of wellbeing.