Find out what it takes to be a member of the clergy… Clergy are men and women who serve as spiritual leaders. * They direct people toward God. * They explain the sacred writings of their faith. * They prepare public worship services. * They provide comfort and advice to people struggling with family or personal problems. * They lead ceremonies that mark life’s most significant events, like birth, marriage, and death. To do these things, clergy need all the core qualities of a good character. They need compassion to help others… A sense of justice to treat everyone fairly… Respect for confidential problems… And courage to confront challenges. If being a member of the clergy interests you, find out what education, experiences, and character you’ll need to succeed–read Clergy.