HealthyPastors2013-05A new initiative of the Wahl Centre has begun. Under the leadership of local Pastor Sam Nikkel, and assisted by president Dr. David Williams and former Taylor prof Dr. Ray Seutter, this new program is intended to sustain healthy pastoral ministry.


The first event involved a workshop for church leaders who are in the process of preparing for a sabbatical. The workshop leaders were aiming to help pastors help their congregations and associates prepare for their leave, and to help these ministry workers prepare for a season of rest to make it most effective.

A series of workshops and individual peer-to-peer discussions are planned, and are intended to help pastors avoid some of the common hazards of ministry, such as stress and burnout. Further details will be announced as plans are finalized.

Today, a group of pastors from across the region met for a day-long workshop at Providence Renewal Centre.