A startling rise in loneliness plagues America’s pastors, with new research showing 65% reported feeling isolated in the past year – up 23% since 2015. Despite pouring themselves into supporting their congregations, many pastors are left depleted, craving community they struggle to find. With only 35% receiving regular spiritual support, it’s no wonder pastors are burning out under the weight of ministry demands. But there is hope. Steps like pursuing deep connections, being vulnerable, and asking for help can begin restoring pastors today. It’s time for churches to recognize this crisis behind the pulpit and ensure their shepherds feel loved, known and supported. The future of the church depends on it.