Clergy Burnout Is a Growing Concern in Polarized Churches—a Summit Offers Coping Strategies

From an AP story by Giovanna Dell’Orto headlined “Clergy Burnout Is a Growing Concern in Polarized Churches. A summit offers coping strategies.”:

Every morning, the Rev. Karna Moskalik goes through a “grounding” routine that involves prayer, Bible reading, positive affirmations, and meditations about the best outcomes for the day’s tasks, as well as lighting a perfumed candle and walking through each space of her Lutheran church.

“I always feel like work never ends, but at the same time I beefed up grounding because without it, I feel absolutely ineffective,” said Moskalik, who grew up a pastor’s daughter and has led the 700-member Our Savior’s congregation for four years in this small riverside town.