Who are we?

We are a research team from the Institute of Ministry and Research at AdventHealth University. As ministers, we have a vested interest in the health and well-being of clergy. Our intentions are to understand more about the current status of clergy well-being (emotional, occupational, mental, and spiritual) and investigate possible interventions should they be needed.

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About the Project

Clergy hold important roles in congregations, public health, and local communities. Individuals belonging to helping professions (caregivers, counselors, social workers, etc.) are well researched in exhibiting levels of moral distress, compassion fatigue, and signs of depression. Yet little is known or has been studied regarding clergy and their well-being. We want to understand clergy health and any contributing factors on a deeper level.

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The purpose of this research study is to understand the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of Clergy and contribute to scientific research on Clergy as a population and helping profession. We anticipate the results will show Clergy may benefit from various health and wellness interventions.

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Your Involvement

You will be asked to complete a survey that asks about your social support, occupational distress, and emotional and spiritual health. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Participation Request

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Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may choose to, or not to participate. This decision is yours alone. If you choose to participate, you can change your mind, withdraw consent, and discontinue participation from this study at any time.

Please follow the link below to take the anonymous survey:

CLICK HERE for the Clergy Wholeness Study Survey LINK

Get in Touch

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If you have any further questions regarding this study and/or your involvement please feel free to reach out.

Principle Investigator: Martin Shaw, MDiv.

Email: martin.shaw@adventhealth.com

683 Winyah Drive, Orlando FL 32803

407-303-5600 x110-5799