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.