Clergy Mental Health
Rev. Megan Snell, MDIV is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, currently serving as Chaplain at Recovery Centers of America in Danvers, an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Prior to this position, she has served as Pastor of several UCC churches in the Boston metro area. Rev. Megan is a doctoral student at the Pacific School of Religion, studying the intersection of mental health conditions and the Christian community. She holds an MDiv from Andover Newton Theological School. She also lives with chronic mental illness. Megan writes, teaches, and preaches regularly on the topics of mental health, mental illness, and faith. Rev. Megan writes for and serves on the Board of Directors for the UCC Mental Health Network.
Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams is an articulate, dynamic, creative individual. She is the founder and pastor of the Empowerment Liberation Cathedral located in the Nation’s Capital. She is the founder and president of Empowerment Justice Center, a 501c3 organization. She is the founder
of the EJC Wellness Center which services mental health needs and wellness needs in the community. Bishop Abrams assists with the Group Discussions on topics that help to bring wholeness to individuals, but also provide tools for them to use in their daily lives. Dr. Abrams is a graduate of the Mecca, Howard University, receiving her BSME. She later received the MDiv and DMin from United Theological Seminary. Her loving spirit and compassion for creation brought her to wellness for all. Bishop Abrams now serves as a Board Member on the Mental Health Network with the United Church of Christ. She also serves on the Church on Ministry Committee for the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ. With her passion as an entrepreneur and zeal for growing her family business and brand, Dr. Abrams currently serves on the National Small Business Administration’s Leadership Council. While
Bishop Abrams enjoys the many ways she contributes to society, she most enjoys being the wife of Dr. Diana Williams and the mother of 3 college graduate children.