Volume 23
Number 1
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

Poem: A Prayer Multiplied

A Prayer Multiplied

A poem for Chaplain Kitty Garlid


                 There I lay in a hospital bed
                        Not enough life to even nod my head.
                        The room was empty, not a soul was there
                        At the end of my journey, no one who cared.
                        Then a miracle, could this be?
                        An angel entered and prayed for me.
                        Silently she sat by my side
                        If I could have, I would have cried.
                        Dignity was brought to my final hour
                        I wanted to hug her but didn’t have the power
                        To wrap my arms around her humble frame
                        To thank this soul from whence the prayers came.
                        Now I sit on a heavenly cloud
                        The prayers I pray would make her proud
                        Multiplying what she did for me
                        Guiding God’s hands to set others free.


A Message from APC President… Jan 2021

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New Chaplain Resource from Johns Hopkins

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APC’s CEO Named to National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care Board of Directors

Congratulations to our CEO Patricia Appelhans who joins the board of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care.. Pat’s election to the board is a reflection of her dedicated […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Member Reflections – Jan 2021

Thank you to the many of you that have submitted your personal reflections regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the amazing work you continue to do.  With the permission of the […]

CSU’s “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy”  – Jan 2021

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Thank You to the Many APC Volunteers and Members

APC has a tradition of honoring our members and volunteers during our Annual Conference.  Due to the pandemic, our 2020 Joint Conference was canceled, and we have all had to […]

APC Forum Resource Reviews January 2021

Emotional Intelligence for Religious LeadersRoy M. Oswald, John Lee West and Nadyne Guzman (Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, 115 pages, hardcover, ebook, softcover) Spiritual leadership “includes the enormous challenge […]