Clergy OVERWHELM: A workshop for clergy and lay-persons assigned


Clergy and lay-persons assigned to the local church:

Are you carrying too much in this season? Struggling to balance caring for your community, church, family, and self? Trying to find your way in the new normal? You are not alone and this workshop is for you. Three clergy coaches share simple practices to ease the burden and give time to go deeper and gain support.

If you are longing for a deeper transformation, you'll have the opportunity to engage the topic of overwhelm in ongoing coaching. Several districts from across the Greater Northwest Area of The UMC have combined together to offer a "Clergy Overwhelm" workshop for clergy and lay-persons assigned on Thursday, March 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Cost is $10 to attend and is open to any clergy or lay-persons assigned serving local churches. Registration is being coordinated through the Sage District and information is available here

The presentation will feature three clergy coaches as guest presenters:

  • The Rev. Heidi C. Heath is ordained in the United Church of Christ, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches, a Spiritual Director, author, and holy mischief maker. Heidi specializes in care and flourishing of LGBTQ+ clergy and clergy women. Learn more at www.revfemme.com.
  • The Rev. Callie Swanlund is an Episcopal priest serving in Philadelphia, helping others Find their Spark, and building a creative ministry. She leads individuals and groups in the work of Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Callie is a mama, creator, lover, and dreamer. Find out more at CallieSwanlund.com
  • Rev. Laura Stephens-Reed is a Professional Certified Coach who helps clergy and congregations claim the clarity, tools, and encouragement needed to move into a hope-filled new normal. She is based in Alabama, and you can learn more about her coaching and read her weekly writing at laurastephensreed.com.
For more information on this event, email sage@umoi.org or call (208) 537-3683.