Ministers’ Health Summit Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Matt Bloom

Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
Principle Investigator, Wellbeing at Work Program

Matt Bloom is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he leads the Wellbeing at Work Program. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Before becoming a professor, he was a consultant for Arthur Young and a financial advisor for Shearson Lehman Brothers. He has seen firsthand the negative consequences of unhappiness at work, and is committed to finding real solutions to make the workplace a positive, vibrant experience.

Matt lives in South Bend with his wife, Kim. His oldest son, Nicholas is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at Duke University. His son, Keaton, is an architect in New York. One of Matt’s passions is backcountry hiking, so each year he goes “off the grid” somewhere on the Appalachian Trail.

Matt recently published a book titled, Flourishing in  Ministry: How to Cultivate Clergy Well-Being. About the book: Pastoral work can be stressful, tough, demanding, sometimes misunderstood, and often underappreciated and underpaid. Ministers devote themselves to caring for their congregations, often at the expense of caring for themselves. Studies consistently show that physical health among clergy is significantly worse than among adults who are not in ministry. Flourishing in Ministry offers clergy and those who support them practical advice for not just surviving this grueling profession but thriving in it. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Information on additional event speakers is forthcoming.