Our friend and member of our Board of Advisors, Rev. David VanBrakle, understood all too well the burdens clergy carry in service to their congregations and communities. An avid storyteller and collector of others' stories, David’s gift was to recognize that special spark in every person. He gave them place, affirmed their unique gifts, and welcomed them into community.
David succumbed to clergy stress in March 2023. His wife Rev. Dr. Erica remains an avid supporter of THE PARSONAGE PROJECT and has taken his seat on the Board of Advisors, helping us to establish long-term covenant groups to ensure that every clergy member is connected and supported.