Ministry in a Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected all aspects of our ministries as religious leaders. We and those we served have been profoundly affected by the trauma caused by the novel coronavirus. Learn about trauma response from a behavioral sciences perspective, as well as how to respond pastorally and theologically to traumatized individuals. This presentation will also discuss what we can do as religious leaders to care for ourselves and sustain our ministries in this difficult time.


The Rev. Joshua Rodriguez-Hobbs serves as the Episcopal Chaplain to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a shared ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is also a 2018 ECF Fellow. Josh’s call to ministry is rooted in the experience of lay chaplaincy.