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Pastoral Self Care with Rev. Ruth T. West

You are invited to participate in Pastoral Self Care

REV. Ruth T. West M. Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary

Ruth T. West is an ordained PC(USA) Minister of the Word & Sacrament. In addition to a Masters of Divinity (MDiv), Ruth holds an MBA, Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction and a Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care. She is currently Associate Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary (University of Redlands) which facilitates the Doctor of Ministry program.


When:    Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
                 Saturday, April 10 – 9:00 to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Where:  Zoom Class – Register on the links below:

Cost:      $100 for credit for Commissioned Ruling Elder Candidates

$40 to audit and open to all

Class Description: This course is designed to encounter and discover what self-care is as it relates to those who have leadership roles in ministry. Additionally, students will develop ways to personalize practices to undergird resilience and renewal. Self-awareness and identity are keys to understanding what resources are needed to sustain and support the true/authentic self. Therefore, the course also engages social location and its impact on wholeness.

Recommended Reading: Sleeping with Bread: Holding what gives you life – Dennis Linn et al; and Sacred Pauses: Practices for Personal Renewal – April Yamasaki

Questions, please contact CRE/CLP Coordinator , 510-828-5596

For a full course description, please download the following PDF.