About Us


Staff of the Duke Clergy Health InitiativeThe Connection is the blog of the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, a $12 million, seven-year program intended to improve the health and well-being of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Our mission is to develop a resilient, well-informed cadre of United Methodist pastors as skilled in the care of themselves and their families as they are in the care of their congregations.

Through our research, and through our wellness program, Spirited Life, we have encountered and continue to learn from many amazing clergy who are striving to achieve wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. We also have discovered and use a variety of resources to help us all along the journey — these are our gift to you.

Please use them, share them, tell us what you think, and suggest others. Be well!

Clergy Health Initiative 
Duke Divinity School at
American Tobacco Campus
312 Blackwell Street, Suite 101
Noell Building
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 613-5350
Fax: (919) 613-5333

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