Shared Leadership Case Study

Screenshot of the article "It’s Not All About You: The Benefits of Shared Leadership" on the Clergy into Action Study website.As a research associate for the national Clergy into Action Study, I worked with Principal Investigator Dr. David Gortner on website content communicating study findings. Besides contributing to a growing body of research on how newly ordained men and women can effectively make the transition from student to pastor, the Clergy into Action website ( was developed to inform the choices made by future church leaders and the organizations that train and educate them.

I wrote this brief case study based on transcripts of extensive interviews with one Clergy into Action Study participant. It explores how a recently ordained priest learned about the benefits of shared leadership through an experience of church conflict.

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