Disaster Prep: Before, During, & After

As much as we would like to think that it will never happen to us, every parish has the potential of a devastating disaster: a hurricane, tornado, flood, forest fire, earthquake, or having the largest employer in the community close, decimating the local economy as well as the parish budget. While we can only minimally prevent them, we can prepare for them.

Written by William V. (Bill) Livingston, these resources spring from his experience working with dioceses and parishes recovering from a disaster. Following Hurricane Katrina, he served as pastor-missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, supporting clergy and clergy families and consulting with 11 parishes.

A retired priest, Bill is often called upon for parish and vestry consultation relating to disaster/conflict, mutual ministry reviews, and strategic planning. A CREDO faculty member, he also serves as a member of Partners in Response, a post-disaster team for Episcopal Relief and Development.

Advance Planning - When There is no Disaster

Clergy Self Care

Emotional and Spiritual Resilience After a Disaster

Long Term and Emotional Recovery

Phases of Disaster and Parish Involvement