Volume 22
Number 2
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

APC Call for Award Nominations

APC is excited to announce our refreshed APC Awards Nomination process.  New for 2021, APC has streamlined the nominations process for all APC Leadership Awards except the Oskar Pfister Award.

APC recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of pastoral care through our Annual Leadership Awards. From administrators who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the development of chaplaincy care programs to chaplains who provide chaplaincy care in an exemplary manner, we celebrate the gifts and contributions of those who promote professional chaplaincy.

Award nominations are due by April 15th and may be e-mailed to info@professionalchaplains.org, faxed to 847.240.1015 or mailed to the APC national office. The following awards will be presented at the 2022 ACPE/APC Joint Conference
•     Anton Boisen Professional Service Award
•     Distinguished Service Award
•     Outstanding Local Leadership Award
•     Retired Chaplain Award
Please take a moment to visit the Annual Leadership Awards page to learn more about each award and its criteria, and how to nominate a colleague.

The Membership Committee looks forward to celebrating the outstanding recipients who are leading the way to excellence in Professional Chaplaincy.


A Message from APC President… February 2020

APC President Joseph Perez MDiv BCC APC’s CEO Pat Appelhans, President-elect Jon Overvold, and I attended the 2020 COMISS Forum in January (The Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings).  In […]

Strategic Partners Issue Progress Report 3

Discussion Update:Below are some brief updates on the progress of our discussions to date: The Strategic Partners negotiation committee held our third meeting on January 31, 2020 by conference call.  […]

20/20 Vision: The Future of Spiritual Care – Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Early Bird Registration ends February 14, 2020.  Register today for best rates and options.  Exhibitors, Advertisers, Sponsors – The Joint Conference is now taking applications for Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers.  Learn […]

Now Available: Updates to the Palliative Care & Hospice Advanced Certification

APC/BCCI has posted new updates to the Palliative Care and Hospice Advanced Certification process and procedures.  If you are considering this advanced certification, please be advised that written applications may […]

APC’s Quality and Research Committee Issues Open Letter on Chaplains Access to Patient’s Health Record

The APC Quality and Research Committee has drafted an open letter that outlines and supports the value in chaplains having access to a patient’s health record.

50th Anniversary of Certification Interviews

from Bulletin American Protestant Hospital Association:Post-Convention Issue, Spring 1970 In 1970, I became a Fellow in the College of Chaplains, a personal membership division of the American Protestant Hospital Association […]

NACC Seeks Articles on Organ Donation

The March-April issue of Vision, the NACC newsletter, will cover the topic of organ donation, and it is soliciting articles from members with experience in this area. They particularly would […]

Chaplain Learning & Networking Luncheon at AAHPM Annual Assembly – San Diego, CA – March 18, 2020

All are invited to attend a Palliative Care & Hospice Chaplain Convening at the AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine) Annual Assembly. The program includes a presentation, “Taking […]

Impact of Professional Spiritual Care

We are pleased to announce that you will now find on our respective websites a link to our new resource for advancing professional chaplaincy. As you know we collaborated in […]

CSU’s Announces Upcoming Dates for “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy” February 2020 

California State University in conjunction with Association of Professional Chaplains is now accepting registrations for a several cohorts for their course “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy”.  The following start dates […]

National Consensus Project: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition

Many people living with a serious illness who are receiving treatment for their condition, whether heart failure, lung disease, cancer or another illness, don’t have access to palliative care, which […]

Resource Reviews for Continuing Education and Reference February 2020:

Addiction and Pastoral CareSonia E. Waters (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  William B. Eerdmans, 2019, 226 pages, softcover) What picture forms in your mind when you hear “heroin addict, alcoholic, crack addict […]