In the News Archive

An archive of older articles concerning the Center for Health.

5 Ways to Improve Clergy Health
This UMNS Report by Heather Hahn examines the Church System Task Force's recommendations concerning ways to help pastors lead healthier lives, be more effective pastors and enjoy more abundant lives.

Pastor Loses 200 Pounds, Finds New Ways to Reach the Hopeless
This article from The Call profiles Rev. Richard Richter, who lost over 200 pounds though diet and exercise over a two-year period.

Survey Finds Clergy’s Worries Add on Pounds
This article on discusses the findings from the Center for Health's 2012 Clergy Health Survey.

Clergy Health and Wholeness
An article from the November/December 2010 issue of New World Outlook, General Board of Global Ministries. Used by permission.

Multi-Phase Research Update: December 1, 2009
The CSTF, under chairperson, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, prepared an update of CSTF research activities. The release describes the multi-phased research approach and preliminary findings about the factors identified that have significant impact on clergy health. The CSTF was charged by General Conference 2008; it continues to investigate Church systems’ impact on clergy health and well-being.

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