Volume 23
Number 4
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

Announcing the APC 2021-2022 Slate for Board of Directors

The APC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the candidates for officer and director positions of the 2021-2022 APC Board of Directors with terms beginning November 1, 2021.  The APC Board Leadership and Nominating Committee has submitted the following candidates for consideration by the Association of Professional Chaplains membership:

Secretary (one-year term)
The Rev. Jana Troutman-Miller MA BCC
Director of Spiritual Care
Saint John’s On The Lake 
Milwaukee, WI

Director (three-year term)
Rev. Stacy L. Auld MDiv BCC
Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Director (three-year term)
Tanya Willis-Robinson MDiv BCC
Staff Chaplain
Indiana University Health, University Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

Director (three-year term)
Rev. Renato Santos DMin MDiv BCC LMHC
Assistant Vice-President for Pastoral Care
Baptist Health South Florida
Coral Gables, FL

BCCI Representative (three-year term)
Joel Nightingale Berning MDiv BCC ACPE
Manager, Pastoral Care & Education Department 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY

Under APC’s governance structure, each officer serves a one-year term and then moves up.  Therefore, the secretary will move to treasurer, then to president-elect and then to president.

Pursuant to the Association of Professional Chaplains bylaws and governance model, all association members who are certified and in good standing (with the exception of inactive members, students and affiliates) may submit candidates for the respective position(s) by petition containing the signatures of 10% of the voting membership.  Petitions must be received by Monday, October 18, 2021, at 12:00pm (CT) at the APC national office.  If petitions are received, an election will be held by electronic or mail ballot containing those nominated by the Nominating Committee and those nominated by petition.  If, however, no petitions are received, the candidates shall be considered elected by the membership.


A Message from APC President…

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Resource Reviews

The Spiritual Dimension of Aging, Second EditionElizabeth MacKinley (Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017, 392 pages, softcover, Kindle) This book springs from decades of the author’s research. It is part literature […]