Presenter: Scottie Stamper
Being married to a person in the profession of ministry is complicated. The expectations of clergy by congregations, community members, and the institution of the church, both locally and denominationally are high. The family is impacted by financial strain, lack of privacy, the clergy person being available 24 hours daily, and the clergy person’s service to others. The work of clergy impacts the whole family, for better or worse. Explore dimensions of well-being and consider issues such as isolation, resentment, expectations (of self and others), and boundary-setting.
Presented by Scottie Stamper, an ordained minister, board-certified chaplain, educator, coach, and the most enthusiastic spectator at almost any Broadway show. She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNC-C in 2016. Her dissertation topic was Clergy Spouse Well-Being. Scottie is the Director of Education & Organizational Development for Iredell Health System in Statesville, NC.
This resource is particularly helpful for persons interested in the minister’s family and in church administration with regard to personnel issues.