Francine Cardman

November 9, 2018

Presenter:  Rev. William D. Roozeboom

Ministry is challenging and stressful; it requires one’s whole being. Thus, it can easily become overwhelming and exhausting—particularly in light of the neurocircuitry of the stress response in our brains. This presentation explores the neurophysiology of the stress response, our predisposition toward hypervigilance due to the brain’s negativity bias, and how regular practices of wellness help increase our capacity to respond effectively and empathically in ministry; to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.    

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry 

Rev. William D. Roozeboom, STM assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling