Author: Miriam M. K. Bunge

The Rev. Miriam M. K. Bunge is an ELCA pastor currently on disability. Her husband is also an ELCA pastor and they have one son.

Mental Illness: A Personal Journey

[1] Mental illness can happen to anyone. Three years after my ordination as an ELCA pastor, I was diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in 1987. The OCD would manifest itself in washing my hands a lot and often checking to see if I had done everything correctly. It was controlled by medication and therapy. […]