Home Wellness Call
by Bomba Ng'andu

About This Event

September 30, 2020, 1-3 pm (CDT) | A Wellness Focus
October 1, 2020, 1-3:30pm (CDT) | Ministry Burnout

Across Canadian denominations, COVID-19 is having a growing impact on ministry leaders. Churches, camps, schools and para-church organizations are experiencing turbulent challenges to which ministry leaders have to respond. This wellness check-in is an opportunity for M.B. ministry leaders to be resourced to understand and navigate their personal wellness during this pandemic season.

Join us as we hear from Dr. Rod Wilson (Psychologist, Regent College) and Bonita Eby (Burnout Prevention Strategist) as they share from their own experiences and expertise in the field of mental health, burnout and depression


Rod Wilson

Rod Wilson is a consultant, facilitator, and mentor with A Rocha Canada, Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, In Trust (USA), and Charis Foundation (Ontario). Rod is a sessional faculty member at Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and at Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON), and a Senior Writer at Faith Today. He holds an MA and PhD in Clinical-Counselling Psychology from York University, an MTS in Theological Studies from Conrad Grebel College and a BSc from the University of Toronto.

Rod has served in the role of President and Professor of Counselling and Psychology at Regent College and has worked as a psychologist in hospitals, clinics, agencies, and private practice for over 20 years. Rod also pastored part-time and full-time for 22 years in both Toronto and Vancouver.

He and his family currently reside in Vancouver and attend Capilano Christian Community, where he has pastored part-time for the past five years.

Bonita Eby

Bonita Eby is a former pastor at WMB Church in Waterloo, Ontario, where she attends. She is a Burnout Prevention Strategist, Executive Coach, and the owner of Breakthrough Personal & Professional Development Inc., specializing in burnout prevention and wellness for churches, organizations, and individuals. Bonita has a professional healthcare background, extensive research around burnout prevention and recovery, and many years developing leaders, training teams, and coaching people to become the best they can be.

Her burnout prevention blog is published on Thrive Global. Have her blog delivered directly to your inbox at https://bit.ly/sign-up-today-blog.


Burnout Prevention and Wellness Presentation Slides (Bonita Eby)

Burnout Assessment Tool

Blog Articles:



October 1, 2020 – Ministry Burnout

1:00 – Welcome & Prayer, and Reflections from day 1

1:05 – “Elevated Stress & Burnout – Causes and Signs” with Bonita Eby

1:35 – Small Group Breakout Rooms

2:00 – “Coping and Reversal Strategies” with Bonita Eby

2:30 – Small Group Breakout Rooms

2:50 – Q&A with Bonita Eby

3:10 – Provinical Breakout Rooms

3:30 – Closing