Ministry Endings: Insights for Leadership and Pastoral Care

Conversations Counselling

​Silvia Purdie is an ordained Presbyterian minister, counsellor, supervisor and author. Two years of cross-cultural research formed into a book: ‘Moving On: Grief in Ministry Transition’, which includes personal stories, theology, grief theory, leadership strategy, prayer, poetry and song.

This seminar will benefit those in ministry looking towards change or retirement or recovering from endings in the past, counsellors and supervisors, and denominational leaders charged with oversight of ministry transitions.


When & Where:

  • Christchurch – Tuesday 4 July 2023, 1.30 – 4.00pm
  • Takapuna, Auckland – Tuesday 5 September 2023, 12.30 – 3.30pm
  • Botany, Auckland – Wednesday 6 September 2023, 12.30 – 3.30pm


  • $40, includes a copy of Moving On. Afternoon tea provided.
  • a certificate can be provided on request for Professional Development records.

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Q Commendations

“A service for God’s servants so that we may transition better. A treasury of wisdom and a toolbox of liturgical resources.”
- Peter Carrell, Anglican Bishop of Christchurch

“Silvia Purdie very helpfully addresses the grief and pain experienced by many.”
- Murray Robertson, Pastor Emeritus, South West Baptist Church.

"Here is deep, hard won, hope-filled wisdom that is accessible, realistic, and practical. It is reassurance for those who are in the midst of transition - others have navigated this terrain and emerged richer for it. A timely contribution to the training and sustaining of all who minister in these changing times.”
- Rev. Dr. Karen Kemp, Laidlaw College – Te Wānanga Amorangi