Volume 22
Number 7
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

APC News & Updates

Certification Interviews – APC/BCCI completed over 260 certification interviews for candidates that submitted their completed applications by the summer 2020 deadline.  The volume of applicants and the nature of virtual certification interviews presented new challenges for APC, candidates and committee members but the process was a success.  The BCCI Commission on Certification will be reviewing this new certification interview model in the coming months and new guidelines will be developed for future interviews.  Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make the process a success.

Special Interest Groups – Beginning in 2021, APC will be starting regularly scheduled Special Interest Group (S.I.G.) virtual calls.  Please keep an eye out for future communications regarding these calls in the coming weeks.

Support Calls – With the increased surge of COVID-19 cases around the United States, APC is continuing to hold regular Professional Community Support Calls for APC members.  Participants on these calls can claim one hour of Continuing Education for each call they participate in.  These calls are dedicated to helping APC members talk, grieve, share resources, and best practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To see the call schedule, view the EVENTS page and be sure to register to attend.

Volunteer with APC – APC is seeking volunteers to participate on APC Committees and to serve as State Representatives and State Continuing Education Chairs.  For a full list of volunteer positions and opportunities, please see this article for a detailed list of opportunities.


A Message from APC President…

Dear Members of APC: I am honored and grateful to serve as the President of the Association of Professional Chaplains for 2020 – 2021. I want to begin by expressing my gratitude […]

A Message of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2020 It can be difficult, if not impossible, to find good southern cooking on Long Island, New York, but I lucked out when I found my UCC church nine […]

New 2020 Continuing Education Options

2020 Continuing Education Options: Certified chaplains are required to submit their 2020 Continuing Education Report by January 31, 2021 to retain your certification.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know many chaplains […]

Volunteer Opportunities with APC November 2020

APC is seeking volunteers to participate on APC Committees and to serve as State Representatives and State Continuing Education Chairs.  If you are interested in serving in any of these capacities, please visit the appropriate […]

CSU’s “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy” November 2020

Next Cohort Begins January 20, 2021 California State University in conjunction with Association of Professional Chaplains is now accepting registrations for several cohorts for their course “Essentials of Palliative Care […]

Resource Reviews for November 2020:

Exactly As You Are:  The Life and Faith of Mister RogersShea Tuttle (Grand Rapids, MI:  Eerdmans, 2019, 211 pages, hardcover, softcover, ebook, audiobook) I never watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood when […]