Staff

Jessica Choi, Research Analyst

Jessica Choi collects, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data, including survey, interview, and biometric data across projects. For Selah, she will assist with workshops.

Jessie Larkins, Program Director

Jessie Larkins is an ordained United Methodist elder from the North Carolina Conference. She designs and implements the programmatic elements of Spirited Life: Selah, in particular the overnight workshops.

Rachel Meyer, Director of Program Development

Rachel Meyer serves as a program director for both the Clergy Health Initiative (CHI) and the Reimagining Health Collaborative at Duke Divinity School. She has worked in health research and program development, nationally and internationally, for 14 years. Since joining CHI in 2012, Rachel’s work has evolved from managing CHI’s biometric data collection to guiding the development of new programs and the translation of CHI’s research findings to broader audiences.

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Ph.D., Research Director

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell is a psychologist and associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute. She directs the Statewide Clergy Health Survey and leads an international and cross-disciplinary team of researchers on the thought, analysis, and dissemination of the survey findings. Rae Jean also designs and rigorously evaluates clergy well-being interventions, including most recently Spirited Life: Selah.

Beth Stringfield, Senior Project Coordinator

Beth has worked in health inequalities for the past 20 years and has had the opportunity to work on three previous clergy health projects. On Selah, she coordinates the text message data collection and will be helping at some Selah workshops.

Logan Tice, Research Manager

Logan Tice conducts high-level research management that cuts across projects, including attending to staffing, finances, and ethics regulations. In addition, she leads the research coordination in Spirited Life: Selah, including overseeing the implementation of data collection and ensuring its quality.

Carl Weisner, Senior Director

Carl Weisner is Associate Dean for Administration and Finance of Duke Divinity School. Carl directs strategy and oversees the execution of Clergy Health Initiative programs and projects with a focus on building, translating, and sustaining their success and impact.