“Running the Race and Finishing Strong: How to Avoid Burnout in Ministry” was a two-day seminar presented by Rev. Angela Whitenhill, Mental Health Initiatives Manager of the National Benevolent Association on Friday, March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Co-sponsored by the Pacific Southwest Region African-American Convocation and the NBA, and held at Abundant Life Christian Church in Los Angeles, this Wellness Seminar was designed for clergy and lay leaders to consider ways to navigate clergy work/life stress and to achieve balance and wellness for the long haul of their vocation. 


It provided an opportunity for self-reflection in order to examine the unique challenges of those in ministry. Additionally, it addressed the importance of being intentional about self-care and mental health and the negative consequences we suffer when we neglect these aspects of our lives. Due to an overwhelming demand for Rev. Angela’s return, we are hoping to present this seminar again in the very near future. 

Dr. Joi Robinson, 

Seminar Coordinator

AuthorAlisa Mittelstaedt