Mission, Vision & Values


The Association of Professional Chaplains promotes quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to its members.


  • Strengthen the multifaith and multicultural professional competency of chaplains. 
  • Empower chaplains to demonstrate quality outcomes to those whom they serve. 
  • Demonstrate the distinctive value of professional chaplaincy, which can be understood by external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with accrediting and hiring institutions, as well as other organizations with which we have a common interest, in order to promote professional chaplaincy.


  • Dignity and worth of all persons.
  • Faith as an essential dimension of wholeness.
  • Chaplaincy care of persons, communities, organizations and systems. 
  • Inclusivity and diversity.
  • Justice and equality for all.
  • Professional competency and ethical practice.