Clergy Burnout and Depression

July 28, 2010By lharrisStress and Burnout No Comments

I have been a pastor for over 23 years. I know the price that pastors and their families pay to fulfill the calling of God on their life. I have experienced burnout and depression first hand; it is the dirty little secret that many pastors are afraid to admit. One pastor might be afraid to … Read More

Burnout and Depression on Clergy: A research paper

July 28, 2010By lharrisStress and Burnout 4 Comments

Abstract Burnout and depression among clergy is a common occurrence across denominations. This paper presents clergy as candidates for burnout, causes, stressors, emotional exhaustion, and treatment of burnout and depression in clergy. The clergy member’s reticence to reveal personal depression including suggestions for future research is also discussed.