Volume 22
Number 1
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

APC Call for Board Nominations January 2020

Serving in leadership is one of the most important ways for members to contribute to and shape the work and mission of APC. As a member of APC you are encouraged to consider and submit qualified Nominations for the APC Board of Directors, including self-nominations.  Only current Board Certified Chaplains may be considered for these important positions. 
Each member has gifts and talents that can contribute to the ongoing success of APC. In exchange for your time and support, you will gain a deeper appreciation for all the work that APC does on behalf of the profession of chaplaincy, and for our members.  In addition to serving your colleagues and the profession, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills that will benefit you both professionally and personally.
According to their position, each director serves up to a three-year term of office and must be willing to commit the time and attention necessary to be successful in this national leadership role.  The role of Secretary is the first position in the board officer track, and subsequently moves through the next three (3) board officer positions: one year in the position of secretary, one year as treasurer, one year as president-elect and one year as president.  Please consider the following leadership positions with terms beginning November 1, 2020.

•     Director, three year term (open to board certified chaplains only)

•     Secretary, one-year term succeeding to treasurer, to president-elect, to president (open to current non-officer board members only)

Descriptions for these board positions are on the APC website along with the nomination process, board criteria as well as the nomination form to complete and return to APC.

The deadline for nominations is February 14, 2020.


A Message from APC President… January 2020

APC President Joseph Perez MDiv BCC Happy New Year APC Colleagues! As we look forward to 2020 and beginning a new decade, let’s take some time to reflect on what is […]

Strategic Partners Issue Progress Report 2

Discussion Update:On November 20-21, 2019, representatives for the Strategic Partners for Spiritual Care gathered in Cleveland, OH to continue to explore ideas to formalize their relationships. The strategic partners began […]

Coming Soon: Updates to the Palliative Care & Hospice Advanced Certification

In the next few weeks, APC/BCCI will send out updates to the Palliative Care and Hospice Advanced Certification process and procedures.  If you are interested in the advanced certification, you […]

2020 Joint Conference Updates: 

Registration for the 2020 Conference opens soon; a separate email will be sent out to all APC members when registration opens. To learn more about this year’s Joint Conference visit the conference […]

Poem: Catching the Light

by Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Ross, BCC   Catching the LightAnd the light continues to shineEverywhere and anywhere . . . even in the light.And the light understands the lightAnd the light […]

The Impact of Professional Spiritual Care

APC, along with our Strategic Partners, published the digital book “The Impact of Professional Spiritual Care.”  This resource was designed to help chaplains inform colleagues, supervisors, potential employers and others […]

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

The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach, Fifth EditionRalph W. Hood, Jr., Peter C. Hill and Bernard Spilka (Boulder, New York: Guilford Press, 2018, 656 pages, hardcover) In The Psychology […]