Welcome to our third conference on clergy wellness: Flourishing in Pastoral Ministry.This conference is targeted toward caregivers of clergy to foster overall, holistic clergy well being.The conference will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University on September 19. We are privileged to have Dr. Robert Emmons provide two keynote addresses.

Gary Moon

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis where he has taught since 1988.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. He is the author of nearly 200 original publications in peerreviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited six books, including The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford Press), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press), Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton-Mifflin), Gratitude Works! A Twenty-One Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity (Jossey-Bass) and the forthcoming Little Book of Gratitude (Hachette).  A leader in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Emmons is founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

He is Past-President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 36, The Psychology of Religion. His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and thankfulness in both adults and youth, and also include the psychology and spirituality of joy and grace as they relate to human flourishing.  Dr. Emmons has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the John M. Templeton Foundation, and the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation. His research has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, NPR, PBS, Consumer Reports, Reader’s Digest, Wall Street Journal, and the Today Show.

Last updated: 10/14/2016