Clergy Health and Wellness Opportunities

posted on September 01

Clergy Health and Wellness Opportunities

In order to help BRD clergy further pursue spiritual, mental, and physical health, we are now offering the following opportunities:

  • *New* Discounted YMCA Memberships - The Blue Ridge District has entered into a partnership with the YMCA of Western North Carolina to offer clergy and their families discounted gym memberships. Individual clergy memberships will be offered for $26.20/month, and clergy family memberships will be offered for $48.20/month. Click here for locations. For more information about registration, email If you are outside of the YMCA of Western North Carolina area, but know of another YMCA area we could partner with that is closer to you, also please let Shonnie know. 
  • Counseling with Stacy Watkins-Griffith - Clergy are invited to schedule up to 6 counseling sessions with UM Elder and Licensed Counselor, Stacy Watkins-Griffith for $10/session. Stacy only communicates with the Blue Ridge District about supplemental fees. Counseling sessions and those who enter into them are held completely confidential by her. 
  • Online Means of Grace - We know that a lot of times when clergy are the ones providing opportunities for others to participate in the Means of Grace, there is little space for them to participate as well. Because of this we want to offer the opportunity for clergy to gather with other clergy from around the Blue Ridge District in prayer, scriptural study & conversation, fasting & communion, and conversations/action planning surrounding justice. So that we can better plan, if you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out this form. We will provide more information as available.


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