Running the Race and Finishing Strong: How to Avoid Burnout in Ministry

Clergy Wellness Seminar

Friday, March 15, 2019: 5pm-8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019: 9am-3pm

Abundant Life Christian Church
3500 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Hosted by Abundant Life Christian Church and the Pacific Southwest Region African-American Convocation, this gathering is for clergy and lay leaders considering ways to navigate clergy work/ life stress, and achieve balance and wellness for the long haul of their vocation. It is highly encouraged for new, middle career, and seasoned clergy to come, as there will be specific wisdom shared for each stage of clergy vocational life. Lead by Rev. Angela Whitenhill, the Mental Health Initiative manager of the National Benevolent Association, we are excited to have an honest conversation about clergy wellness strategies, covering techniques for healthy boundaries and basic mental health information for clergy to use in their own congregations.

Guest Speaker Information

Rev. Angela Whitenhill is the Mental Health Initiative Manager of the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is a licensed clinical social worker, adjunct faculty at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social work, and clergy activist known for teaching, preaching, and organizing in such a way that pays close attention to the nuanced intersections of social identity, religious belief, and mental health. Angela holds two master's degrees—a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work—as well as a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Family Institute. Motivated by spirit-led transformation, Angela preaches, trains, and speaks across the country bringing awareness about mental health and wellness in the church, and helps break stigma regarding mental illness and issues of oppression and marginalization that impact mental health.


Please register via the form below. All registrations are due by Thursday, February 28. 0.8 CEUs available. For questions, please contact Dr. Joi Robinson at (310) 245-9487. We look forward to gathering with you soon!

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