“The Defaming Church:  How and Why Congregations Abuse Pastors

Mark your calendar now to to plan to spend time with fellow clergy at Winer Pastors’ School with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Gene Fowler. He will share insights into “The Defaming Church: How and Why Congregations Abuse Pastors.” Discussion will focus on “What became known as ‘Clergy Killing’ is rampant today. A contemporary understanding of this abuse of clergy based on new and effective resources will be presented.”

dr gene fowler Dr. Gene T. Fowler is a pastoral theologian and church pastor. He currently serves the Irondequoit Presbyterian Church congregation in Rochester, NY. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, he taught seminarians for five years while receiving extensive pastoral psychotherapy training. However, Dr. Fowler found his true professional home in the congregational setting.  In over 30 years, he has served many congregations and has written three books. He currently is writing a new book dedicated to the subject of how and why congregations abuse pastors.


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The 2018 Winter Pastors’ School will be hosted at a new location. Join fellow clergy February 5-8, 2018 at Calvin Crest Retreat Center, Fremont, NE.

This event is co-sponsored by Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation and Quad Presbyteries. Watch for more information to be posted as we get closer to the event.

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