SOUL CARE for Clergy

Monthly on the 3rd Thursday 9:00 AM to Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:45 AM

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Prolonged challenges, persistent disruptions, endless stressors, disorientation, compassion fatigue, emotional exhaustion.  Are any of these looming large for you at this start of 2021?  Any causing negative impact on your inner being and outer work? 

Research shows that experiencing any one of these over an extended length of time erodes our sense of well-being and limits our capacity to respond in positive, flexible and effective ways.  According to several studies, one vital factor for enhancing personal well-being and how we function is having intentional, supportive connections with others. 

At Rolling Ridge this matters to us.  One way we encourage intentional, supportive connections is through SoulCare Groups, regular gatherings of 8-12 people who share mutual support, encouragement, and insight through personal stories, generous listening, and guided spiritual practices all in a safe and confidential environment.

In this New Year, as you arrange your priorities and resources, we invite you to consider being a part of a SoulCare Group for clergy, offering a regular and effective way to navigate current challenges, mitigate surrounding stressors and dis-ease, and improve overall personal and professional wellbeing.  This SoulCare Group will meet once each month on the third Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m.  beginning Thursday February 18, 2021. 

This will be an online group facilitated by Rolling Ridge Program Director, Rev. John Kiemele, PhD.  Although there is no fee for this monthly drop-in group, a donation to Rolling Ridge upon registration is appreciated as it allows us to continue offering an array of spiritual programs.  Thank you for your financial support.

About the leader(s)

John Kiemele

John Kiemele is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center.  With a focus on contemplative soul care, John gratefully walks alongside individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.