Clergy Boundary Awareness Training

Clergy Boundary Awareness Training


The Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ invites our Authorized Ministers into the following conversations around clergy wellness and boundaries. Our hope is that through these trainings clergy are able to better:

  • evaluate and care for their own mental, physical, and spiritual health;
  • improve their propensity to make good decisions given those health indicators; and
  • create a personal rubric for discerning right-action.

Please check with your Association’s Committee on Ministry to inquire whether these trainings meet their requirement for maintaining UCC ministerial standing.

Class Descriptions

Wellness Based Boundary Awareness Training

Framed through the lens of clergy health and wellness, join in for a not-so-typical clergy boundary training. Through both presentations and small group collaborative learning, participants will focus on several key areas for balance and wellbeing in their ministry.


Areas of focus include:

  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Tools for mindfulness and spiritual disciplines
  • Compassion fatigue, burnout, and the effects of secondary traumatic stress
  • Financial wellness and financial planning
  • Preventing and responding to harm and harassment
  • Working through stressful and changing times

All classes run virtually via Zoom from 9:30 AM to  2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Cost: $65.

Please let us know if this represents an economic hardship for you and your congregation and if your Association does not have scholarship funds to assist you.

Questions? Contact Deb Holmes, or 508-244-4399.

Schedule of Upcoming Trainings

See the list of upcoming trainings at the left of this page, or go to complete list

Instructor Bios

Rev. Liz Garrigan-Byerly

Rev. Dr. Patty Kogut

Rev. Isaac Lawson 

Rev. Terry Yasuko Ogawa

Rev. Alex Shea Will 

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