Ministry isn’t easy.

Leadership in any organization presents obstacles and difficulties. Pastors are among those challenged to set an example, guide the church, inspire followers and lead people. Pastoral leadership presents a unique set of circumstances that could test the resourcefulness, spirituality and leadership acumen of any person!

Development of the four key sets of emotional skills known as emotional intelligence boost leadership and help reduce burnout.

Dr. Jeannie Miller-Clarkson can deliver the following programs at your location:

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Focus: This three-hour intensive introduces key concepts including the four key emotional skills proven in research to make pastors less stressed and more effective and influential. These four sets of skills are known collectively as “emotional intelligence” and they can transform one’s ability to resist burnout and do ministry effectively.

Who Should Attend: Clergy Supervisors, Pastors, Chaplains Church Executives (delivery geared toward audience).

What We Cover:

  • What is Emotional Intelligence?

  • Why does it matter in ministry?

  • How can it be developed?

  • What are the four primary components?

  • Introduction to skill development.

    To kick-start emotionally intelligent pastoring at your organization, email us today.


The Emotionally Intelligent Pastor

Focus: This full-day workshop with additional follow up meetings focuses on developing the four key emotional skills proven by research to make pastors less stressed and more effective. Struggle less and achieve more simply by changing the way you manage your own emotions and respond to the emotions of others.

Assessment: Emotional Intelligence Appraisal— by TalentSmart

Who Should Attend: Clergy Supervisors, Pastors, Chaplains, Church Executives (delivery geared toward audience).

What We Cover: 

  • TalentSmart’s Emotional Intelligence Appraisal

  • Executive Coaching Session with Dr. Jeannie Miller-Clarkson

  • Habits and skills of Personal Insight

  • Habits and skills of Personal Mastery

  • Habits and skills of Relational Insight

  • Habits and skills of Relational Mastery


Our Clients Said...

Jeanne’s passion to help pastoral leaders is what makes her EI Pastor work so valuable. We need someone with EI knowledge who has a strong faith and church life experience to help us apply to concepts of EI to our unique settings as church leaders.”  
A Pastor

"She is providing a service that was deeply needed. Not only is Jeannie providing a great service, she is doing so with competence and joy, and the participants are responding very well to her! "
Denominational Leader


We can create an experience that incorporates your specific requirements for a customized emotional intelligence curriculum. To plan your customized program, email us today.

Clients Bring Us On-site to:

  • Enhance professional and leadership development for clergy

  • Boost mastery of key leadership competencies with emotional intelligence skills

  • Create a framework for dealing with emotions in the ministry settings

  • Contribute insight and learn from others in a safe, supportive peer learning environment

  • Guide people to communicate well, handle stress and conflict productively, make clearheaded decisions, and respond flexibly to change

  • Present a new, deeper approach to self-understanding and reflection

  • Develop teams, departments, high potentials, solo, senior or executive pastors, managers, and leaders

    "In some workshops there is the expectation that everyone moves at the same pace.  Some are bored, some are left behind.  Jeanie will walk or run, or just sit with a person wherever they may be in the journey of growing in their emotional intelligence."
    Workshop Participant 




Focus: Develop skills to prevent, manage and leverage conflict for growth in your congregation. This clergy cluster will meet four times ( September 14, 2016 * November, 9, 2016 *  February 8, 2017 * May 10, 2017), 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, Ohio for skill development in Conflict Mastery.

Who Should Attend: Clergy

What We Cover and Benefits:

  •  Understanding of conflict styles with strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Self-assessment of your conflict style using the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

  • Tactics to de-escalate interpersonal conflicts

  • Methods for managing conflict between other parties

  • Scriptural principles for dealing with conflict

  • 3 strategies for stopping conflicts before they start

  • Master strategies: using conflict to promote personal growth and development

  • Managing emotion during conflict situations

  • Participant case studies

  • Guided discussions

  • Peer coaching

  • Various handouts

How to Participate:

During the May 11th orientation meeting, we briefly provided an overview, answered questions and introduced the topic. 

However, you can still register for the main event! 

Simply click here and register:

Bring a check or credit card. You will be billed $139 + $49 materials charge the day after the first meeting. We provide a 100% no questions asked guarantee so you are taking no risk.

Bring a clergy friend who signs up for the course and you will receive a $20 discount for each friend who joins!