The Importance of Self-Awareness for the Prevention of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue for Clergy
February 22, 2023 FaithHealth Grand Rounds, presented by Chaplain Reggie Charlestin.
We are excited that Reggie will be sharing about his D.Min., completed last year, on this topic: “The Importance of Self-Awareness for the Prevention of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue for Clergy.” His talk will focus on the significance of self-care as being both necessary and vital to the efficiency and longevity of ministry professionals, pastors, and people. His work has helped educators both in Christian and secular arenas train and help their clergy persons to embrace the practice of self-awareness, Sabbath rest, and communication with the same intentionality as they do when it comes to the preparation for specific sacraments and serving others. This is certainly a topic that will be helpful to all of us in the FaithHealth Division.
Reverend Dr. Charlestin is an ordained minister and serves as one of the associate pastors of the Macedonia Worship Center in Winston-Salem. Reggie is a graduate of Centenary University (B.A. in Fashion Design), Drew University (M.Div.), and Liberty University (MA in Human Services and Counseling) (D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling). Originally from East Orange, NJ, Reginald worked for the Orange Board of Education as a high school general science and physics teacher. Reginald completed his first unit of CPE at Overlook Hospital and completed his residency earning four units at Duke Medical Hospital in Durham, NC. Before joining the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist team, Reginald served as a clinical chaplain specializing in behavioral health. He is well-versed in crisis intervention, spiritual assessment, and pastoral counseling. Presently, Reginald is a Board-Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains and uses his gifts and experiences in art, music, theology, and spirituality to provide both spiritual and emotional support to those he serves. Reginald serves as a Staff Chaplain for Trauma and Critical Care at Atrium Health WFBH.