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Caring for Pastors Before You Need To: Church Boards and Pastoral Health

October 13, 2020 — This week on Backstage, Stephan Tchividjian, Jimmy Dodd, Mindy Caliguire, and Eddie Copeland discuss the integral role of church boards in pastoral care. Topics include healthy church governance, how boards can support pastoral soul care, and how to know when to remove or step down from leadership.

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Bob Burns

Bob Burns is the pastor of spiritual formation at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, North Carolina. He was previously dean of lifelong learning and associate professor of education ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Bob came to faith in Jesus as a seventh grader, and from that time through college, his life was deeply impacted by mentors who shaped his understanding of faith, ministry, and the church. After graduate school Bob married Janet, who is his best friend and partner. Over the years he has been involved in a wide variety of ministries ranging from youth and singles, worship and arts, and various pastoral roles. He loves designing initiatives on how the gospel impacts issues of life and culture. Bob and Janet have two married sons and eight grandchildren.