The purpose of burnout: An interview with Dr. Archibald Hart
By Jerry Ritskes
Dr. Archibald Hart is dean emeritus in the department of clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written close to 30 books, many which deal with stress, burnout and depression. His passion is to see healthy pastors in ministry. Over the years, he has participated in Focus on the Family’s clergy ministry.
Jerry Ritskes and his wife Renee facilitate clergy care retreats at Kerith Creek near Calgary. They have ministered in churches and camps across Canada and now put their effort into caring for and ministering to clergy through various phases of life. Their passion is self/soul and marriage care in ministry.
Dr. Hart and Jerry sat down to discuss burnout. Here is their conversation.