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Workshop for Clergy Spouses in Transition

Location: Online
Date: August 2, 2022

Looking for healthy habits and strategies to help you navigate your current transition? You are not alone. Being a clergy spouse is a ministry often overlooked. The congregation has expectations of both the appointed pastor and their spouse—and for the spouse, these expectations are often unclear and unrealistic. It is a role made more challenging when appointments change. Both of you are navigating new situations and maintaining a healthy sense of well-being is especially important.  

We are offering a wonderful opportunity—a  two-hour virtual workshop with follow-up coaching options—for clergy spouses during this time of transition! 

If you are the spouse of a clergy person, we highly encourage you to take part. If you are a clergy person, we ask you to invite and encourage your spouse to participate.

Small group discussions in a safe, sacred space will explore three key phases of a transition. Your facilitator, an experienced UMC clergy spouse and founder of Artos, will share tips and wisdom from dozens of other clergy spouses. Together, you’ll solve real-life clergy spouse scenarios about saying goodbye, dealing with the chaos, and planting new roots. Connect with and learn from other clergy spouses also transitioning this year. Opportunities for additional coaching (optional) will be presented.

Workshop Dates (attend either one)

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6, 9 am – 11 a.m.

This workshop opportunity is presented, at no cost to you, by our Dakotas-Minnesota Area Clergy Well-Being Initiative and the Minnesota UMC.

Registration Info: Sessions are limited to 8 participants each. Please register by July 22.


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