Upcoming Events


Enhancing Pastor Spouse Effectiveness and Well-being (ONLINE)
May 13, 2022 – 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Hear the latest research about how clergy spouses describe their roles. Led by Dr. Rick Dishon and Julie Anderman (Artos), we will explore practical intervention ideas that can help clergy spouses be healthier and more effective in their communities and role.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Common Table Collaborative for Clergy & Congregational Well-being, of the Ormond Center at Duke Divinity School



Relating with Clergy Spouses (ONLINE)
May 14, 2022 – 12:30pm to 2:00pm

A workshop for leaders of churches going through a pastoral transition. Includes a panel Q&A with clergy spouses and a church leader experienced in pastoral transitions.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Eastern PA Conference UMC Board of Benefits and donations from the Artos Community.



Celebrating Sabbath For Clergy Spouses (IN-PERSON)

As part of a clergy family retreat, this is a session exclusively for clergy spouses. In a shortened version of our day-long Sabbath retreat, clergy spouses learn ways to claim and celebrate – instead of simply observe – Sabbath. Our unique scenario-based learning game connects, uplifts and equips in safe small group discussions.

Location: Eugene Mahoney State Park, Nebraska

Time: June 4-5, 2022

Sponsored by: The Pastoral Leadership Revitalization program at Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation



Healthy Transitions for Clergy Spouses (ONLINE)

Tips and strategies for any spouses of pastors in transition.  Each session customized to the situational needs of the participants in that session. Plenty of opportunity for discussion and Q&A. Interdenominational. Click here to download the flyer!

Location: Zoom

Time: Choose between:
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:30am to 11am

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm

Cost: Free will donation.

Deadline: Register by Wednesday, April 27 to receive your workshop materials in time.

Co-sponsored by: Eastern PA UMC Benefits Board and Artos Retreats



Don’t Go It Alone: Discussion Groups (ONLINE)
Spring 2022

A facilitated interdenominational group of spouses and partners of clergy.  Learn from, and be inspired by, others who share similar experiences.

Location: Zoom

Time: Attend an organizational meeting on Saturday, February 12 at 9:30am or Tuesday, February 15 at 7pm

Cost: Organizational session free. Cost, timing and focus for additional sessions TBD at organizational session.

Sponsored by: Artos Retreats and the Clergy & Congregation Care program of The Samaritan Counseling Center of Lancaster, PA



Jigsaw Journey for Clergy Families (AT HOME)
Now available!

A unique family puzzle + discussion guide + online videos for clergy families to prepare for transitions to the next church or the next change life brings.

Location: For families to use at home anytime!
Supported by: Donations from the Artos Community



Claiming Sabbath for Clergy Spouses (IN-PERSON)

Fall 2022

This one-day retreat explores how to claim and celebrate an elusive Sabbath, while building informal networks among clergy spouses.

Location: TBD
Sponsored by: Eastern PA Conference UMC Board Benefits, and donations from the Artos Community