A recent study of United Methodist pastors in North Carolina confirms a disturbing fact: clergy are good at caring for others but not good at caring for themselves. Rates of obesity, depression, and several other chronic conditions are significantly higher for members of the clergy. Click here to read more. (Photo by One From RM used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
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The Rev. Sharron Riessinger Blezard is an ELCA pastor currently rostered in the Lower Susquehanna Synod. She came to ordained ministry after teaching secondary and college English, working in non-profit management and public relations, and moonlighting as a freelance writer. See more posts by Sharron R. Blezard.