HSHC & Seminary Communities

Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church is passionate about working with seminary communities to provide a healthy foundation for students to live out their vocations. Integrating body, mind, and spirit through holistic and sustainable practices will help students cultivate imaginative, mindful connections in whatever ministry God calls them to throughout their lives.

The programs HSHC has developed at Columbia Theological Seminary are theologically and scientifically based and can be customized for the needs of the seminarians on your campus. Contact us for more information about any of the programs below or to explore how we can work together.

2020-2021 Online Small Groups

HSHC offers a small group opportunity specifically designed for seminarians and seminarians’ partners/spouses.  As Christians who take seriously our being created in the image of God, we are called to move into wholeness within ourselves, with our neighbors, and with God’s creation. Our small group program provides participants with some practical tools and resources for improving their own health as well as the health of the world around them!

For more information: click here

Food Tastings (postponed) & Cooking Demonstrations (available online)

Healthy eating means not only good nutrition for the body but also care for the world (people and planet).  Karen and Travis love sharing:

  • Easy and affordable whole-foods, plant-based recipes for you to sample (postponed) and try at home;
  • Recipe “makeover” ideas (making them lighter and healthier); and
  • Tips for navigating potlucks and other food-centered gatherings.

For more information: contact us

Guest Speaking (available online)

Karen and Travis Webster are available to visit your campus as guest lecturers and chapel speakers to present on care for self, community, and creation.  Using their training in theology, pastoral care, and health and wellness, along with their personal ministry experience, they can tailor their content to fit your context.

For more information: contact us

Resources, Tools & Apps

For a list of resources, tools, and apps we find helpful in working towards abundant life, click here: resources

To find out what HSHC is doing in partnership with Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), click here: HSHC@CTS

Whether teaching a workshop or helping participants experience healthier eating options, we are dedicated to helping seminarians learn to lead from a place of greater wholeness.


“As a seminary student at Columbia Theological Seminary, I was blessed to be invited to participate in a HSHC learning and accountability cohort with other seminarians. Karen’s expertise in tying the finer points of holistic (mind, body, spiritual) health to our own Christian tradition and Reformed perspective is second-to-none! In that seminary cohort journey I learned about new ways to connect my health and faith, felt encouraged to participate in healthy eating and exercise practices, and began to consider what it would look like to carry those practices into my calling after graduating.”

Rev. Chris Peters
Head of Staff
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE