Webinar: Pastoral Care in the Days of Covid 

May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Over these past weeks our society has experienced significant change. Just in the last two months, many have lost jobs, significant rites of passage for young people have been lost or drastically altered, people have experienced illness without the traditional support of loved ones, some have experienced loss of loved ones without the normal ways of celebrating and saying goodbye. While those who continue to work certainly count that a blessing, for many the home has become more of a pressure cooker than a place of refuge as they must live, do their work, and educate their children all in the same place at the same time. Add to this the uncertainty of when this season will end and it is a deeply stressful time for everyone. It would be difficult to imagine many if indeed anyone who is unaffected by these events. In the midst of it all are pastors trying to care for themselves, family members, and church members all the while doing their best to keep their church’s ministry whole even as they must do almost everything we normally do in new ways.

The Texas Annual Conference will be hosting a webinar focused pastoral care in the days of Covid on May 21, 2020 at 2:00 via Zoom.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide support and guidance to pastors as they care for themselves and those who are under their pastoral care. There will be a moderator and two presenters.

The moderator is the Rev. Eleanor Colvin, pastor of First United Methodist Church of College Station.   


Self-Care for First Responders

Presented by Rev. Stacy Auld, Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Houston Methodist Hospital

What do pastors who are on the front lines of helping those who are hurting need to do to keep themselves healthy and whole in such a difficult time? Presented by Rev. Stacy Auld, Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Houston Methodist Hospital


Symptoms of Distress

Presented by Dr. Jerry DeSobe, Counselor at Epiphany Counseling Center

Dr. DeSobe will be teaching on symptoms of distress. He will share observations based on his knowledge and experience about what is happening today in our culture and how pastors can respond.


Both presenters will offer 10-15 minutes of teaching, followed by a time of question and answer over email. The webinar is designed to last one hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

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