Eastern Association United Church of Christ Boundary Training

The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is pleased to offer Ethical Boundary Training for Clergy. Clergy from all denominations are welcome to attend.


DATE  Thursday, March 19, 2020

TIME  9:00AM – 3:30PM (Registration begins at 8:30AM)

TUITION  $30 for Eastern Association members in good standing. $50 for all others.  Lunch is included.

LOCATION St John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence, Iowa (320 9th Ave, Clarence, IA 52216)

REGISTRATION  Pre-registration required by March 12, 2020. Click below.


If  you have questions, contact Diane McClanahan at: dmcclanahan@dmpcc.org

Description of Training

What are healthy boundaries?  Why are they important?  What is the difference between boundary crossing and boundary violation?  Beginning with an understanding of the nature of ministry, this workshop will focus on the broad range of professional boundaries that include but consist of so much more than prevention of sexual misconduct.


  • Developing Self-Awareness
  • The Impact of Family Systems on Healthy Boundaries
  • The Nature of Power
  • Dual Relationships—My Pastor, My Friend
  • Financial Boundaries—Appropriate Gifts
  • Communications—Need to Know or Want to Know?
  • Internet and Social Networks
  • Issues of Resistance
  • Prevention Measures and Supports


Diane McClanahan, M.Div. is the Director of Leadership and Spiritual Life  at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.  She  holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Duke University and a master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, she has served congregations in Connecticut and Iowa. Diane is a spiritual director, clergy coach, church consultant and conflict transformation specialist.  She provides spiritual enrichment opportunities, professional development programs and consultation to assist faith community leaders and their congregations to meet the needs of their communities through the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.


Diane McClanahan, Director, Leadership and Spiritual Life
Phone:  515-251-6667
Email: dmcclanahan@dmpcc.org

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