Healthy Pastors Initiative

Healthy Pastors Initiative Director Rev. Sam Nikkel:

Serving those in ministry is at the heart of the Healthy Pastors Initiative. Creating a community of care for fellow pastors, for discussion, prayer and peer support is another vital purpose for this initiative.

Through a variety of carefully designed workshops and retreats, pastors and leaders will explore the practical issues that need to be considered as well as topics such as: the common pitfalls of ministry, such as isolation and stress, and focus on some best practices to foster long-term ministry health. Among the key areas to be discussed are:
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Self-Care
  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marriage and Family

This short video explores the overall purpose of the Healthy Pastors Initiative and goes deeper into the four main modules that have been developed: Flourish, Sabbatical Preparation, Replenish and THRiVE!





Watch this new video about the upcoming Flourish workshop, being offered in Saskatchewan for the first time in 2018.


The Sabbatical Preparation Workshop is such an encouragement to those who take it! Here are some testimonials from students following a recent offering.

Upcoming Events 

Feb. 28:
Sabbatical Preparation Workshop

May 27-29:
Replenish (Healthy Pastors event)

May 29 – June 1:
THRiVE! (Pastors’ Retreat)

For more information
on Heathy Pastors contact: 

Pastor Sam Nikkel