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Center for Clergy Care & Education
900 Gardengate Circle
The Center for Clergy Care and Education is an ecumenical program designed to address the spiritual, educational, psychological, and emotional needs of pastors and their families. Consistently, pastors are called upon to address a variety of parishioners'
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"Loving Self, Loving God" - led ...
"Loving Self, Loving God" - led by Don Winslett, Director of Center for Clergy Care & Education
Center for Clergy Care & Education - Home
Donald W. Winslett, Ed.D., founder and director of the Center, has maintained a private practice as a licensed psychologist for nearly 30 years.
An ordained minister, he has also served as Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist Hospital.
Over the years, he has trained approximately 500 pastors through the action-reflection-action learning model of CPE.
Center for Clergy Care & Education - Special Events
Don Winslett, the Director of the Center for Clergy Care and Education, works extensively in the area of grief and bereavement, assisting pastors in the area of making responsible pastoral interventions at times when death is imminent.
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"It's a story I hate and love to tell," said Donald Winslett.
Winslett is the founder and director of the center and has spent his life helping others.
The ordained minister has been a licensed psychologist for the past 30 years and has worked at Baptist Hospital as the director of clinical pastoral education.
Working as a minister and a psychologist, Winslett saw a link and has been striving to fill the void of pastoral support groups.
"Eight to 10 percent of the population is clinically depressed," Winslett
"Ten percent is chemically addicted, three percent is bipolar.
That does not exclude clergy."
With the Center for Clergy Care and Education
is trying to provide clergy members continuing education classes to better their profession and someone with whom they can discuss issues.
"Very few pastors have a pastor," Winslett
"One of the things I want to provide is for us to be a network."
THE NEED FOR NURTURING
Before the Center for Clergy Care and Education, Winslett was already a friend and mentor to clergy in the community.
Bailey has known Winslett
for over 20 years and has had his own "gut-wrenching" experiences with him.
also has an uncanny way of keeping a person accountable, not letting you off the hook for something you 'needed to own,' yet allow you to come to grips with internal weaknesses that ultimately he would help to turn into strengths," Bailey explained.
"Ordination is not a vaccination," Winslett
The near-death experience and the teachings of Winslett
have taught Posell to stop and breathe once in a while.
relates crisis to cancers.
They have various stages.
wants to teach clergy members to recognize when they're Stage 1, which doesn't always happen.
"I rarely get a phone call from a pastor that says, 'I think I have a problem'," Winslett
"It's 'I need to see you today'."
And then when a pastor does finally seek help, they are ashamed.
"Every pastor uses the back door," Winslett
"They're uncomfortable with possibly bumping into one of their parishioners."
teaches how to handle that stress in productive ways."
"There's eleven-hundred of them and one of me," Winslett
Pastoral Services Staff
Donald W. Winslett Ed.D. is Director of Clinical Pastoral Education.
He is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
His Master of Divinity degree was earned at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and his Doctorate in Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Winslett was certified as an ACPE Supervisor (Acting Level) in 1981.
He was certified as full Supervisor in 1984.
Dr. Winslett has served as a Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, since 1982.
Dr. Winslett is also a state of Florida licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist.