Volume 23
Number 3
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

APC Celebrating 75 Years

by Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin BCC

2021 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Association of Professional Chaplains.  APC will be sharing reflections, testimonials, and historical facts related to APC throughout the year, but we would like to start this anniversary with the following reflection.  Traditionally, the 75th is the Diamond Anniversary.  We offer an image of the APC as a multifaceted diamond, luminous and strong, refracting the light that it catches with clarity and brilliance. 

May this 75th year be a time to reflect on the many ways that APC Chaplains may reflect light, hope, and commitment to the communities we serve!

Sarah Byrne-Martelli serves as an Inpatient Chaplain and Instructor in the Division of Palliative Care at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.  Chaplain Byrne-Martelli is a member of the APC Board of Directors and can be reached at sarahebyrne@gmail.com.


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