April 2010
Consultation B&W
ACPE e-News
A publication of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
ACPE Launches Capital Campaign
At the Annual Member Meeting in Kansas City, MO on Friday, April 23, 2010, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE, Inc.) boldly launched its $11 million Capital Campaign.  The property located at 542 Church Street in Decatur, GA was purchased on April 15, 2010.  The ACPE paid cash for the property purchase of one million twenty-five thousand dollars from donors to the Foundation for Clinical Pastoral Education (FCPE).  It is truly a miracle that donors believe so much in our mission to donate funds at this level!
The ACPE is building for our future.  Our strategic plan and vision call for us to expand the delivery of educational opportunities in a variety of formats to a variety of helping professionals and other disciplines. The campaign includes the purchase price of the property, $6-$7 million for the construction of a new building, $1 million for furnishings, equipment, and technology, and the balance for contingencies and an endowed fund for maintenance of the new facility.
Designed to inspire, the proposed education building and campus for the ACPE, Inc. and FCPE national office and the ACPE Academy for Continuing Education will include serene gardens, employ sustainable design principles and engage the entire Decatur town center.  Public transportation from the airport and the Atlanta Metropolitan area is only two blocks away.  The location affords easy access to hotel and conference facilities as well as art centers, libraries, dining, shopping and entertainment.
Inside the new headquarters, spaces will be open to natural light and fresh air. Studios, conference rooms, library and research facilities plus administrative offices will be equipped for distance and on-site learning equipment.  The Academy can be expanded through increased access to hospitals and teaching centers worldwide using state-of-the-art technology. The new building will be a signature building dedicated to the future of the ACPE and healing arts.

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During the Summer 2010 ACPE and FCPE leaders will work with the architectural firm, Lord, Aeck and Sargent (Atlanta, Georgia), on the design of the building, which the ACPE Board will review at its Fall 2010 meeting in November.  The current building on the property will be demolished by Spring 2011.  It is anticipated that during the Summer and Fall of 2011, we will be able to secure the necessary permits and solicit bids for construction.  The ACPE board has authorized construction to begin when 60% of the funding has been secured.  The Foundation for CPE is engaged in a "quiet phase" of fundraising --identifying donors and preparing collateral materials.  The ACPE and FCPE boards are leading the way with their gifts and pledges to the project.  When you are contacted to be a part of this exciting future, we hope you are able to join us with your own gift to the Capital Campaign!
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Capital Campaign
ACPE ED Awarded
ACPE Academy for Continuing Education
International Student Visas
Sue Asher
New Generations Project
New in Print
Calendar of Events
REM Reflections
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ACPE Executive Director Receives Award
Annual Conference 2010 logoRev. Dr. Teresa Snorton, ACPE Executive Director, received the Distinguished Achievement in Research and Writing Award from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) at its April Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN.  Rev. Snorton and Dr. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner were honored for their co-edited book, Women Out of Order: Risking Change and Creating Care in a Multicultural World (Fortress, 2010).  Dr. Stevenson-Moessner is on the faculty at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  This volume pioneers pastoral care of and by women in light of differences in race and ethnic background, class, generations, sexual orientation, and experience with the cultural realities that typically assail women.  It is the first book to explore implications of multiculturalism for women's pastoral care.  Authored by twenty leading experts who reframe both theory and practice, it is ideal for use in classrooms, staff ministries, pastoral/spiritual care and counseling and chaplaincy.  Other ACPE members who were contributing writers to the volume include Rev Yoke Lye Lim-Kwong (Howard Regional Health Center, Kokomo, IN), Rev. Jacqueline Kelly (Princeton Baptist Hospital, Birmingham, AL), Rev. Michelle Oberwise-Lacock (Yorkville, IL), and Clinical Member Rev. Laura Dorsey (Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA).
ACPE Academy for Continuing Education's Summer Webinar Series
Registration opens for Summer Webinar Series 
Registration opens on May 1st for the ACPE Academy for Continuing Education's Summer Webinar Series.  You can register at www.acpeacademy.com.  Special introductory discount prices are available when you purchase more than one webinar.  All webinars begin at 1pm Eastern time and last for one hour. 
The Summer Webinars Series includes:
July 15, 2010
"Making the Case for Your Pastoral Care Department Budget"
Rev. Kelli Shepard, ACPE Supervisor, Director, Service Excellence/Patient Relations
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
August 19, 2010
"The Similarities and Differences Between Managing Employees, Students & Volunteers"
Rev. Dr. Gregory Stoddard, Director of Chaplaincy Services, Program Director Clinical Pastoral Education, Reading Hospital, Reading, PA
September 16, 2010
"Crucial Conversations in Managing People and Programs"
Rev. Dr. Paula J. Teague, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Freeze on International Student Visas
The ACPE has been advised by the U.S. Department of State that all sponsors for the international Student Visitor Program will be held to the same number of visas for 2010 that we had in 2009.  They cite the economy as the driving force for this decision.  Currently, the ACPE can therefore sponsor only twelve (12) more international students in 2010.  As of today, we have fifteen (15) visa sponsor applications pending for summer and fall CPE entry dates.  The last three of those applicants have been notified that they will be placed on a waiting list and their application will only be processed if any of the other twelve (12) are denied the visa.  Any future applications (including new requests and change of status requests) that are received in the ACPE office for programs beginning in 2010 will also be placed on a waiting list and their materials will not be processed unless there is an opening.  Those international students whose visa paperwork has already been approved by the US embassy in their country and/or US immigration are not affected.
Rev. Sue Asher named director of religious ministries at Yale-New Haven Hospital
Sue AsherNew Haven, CT, April 14, 2010 - Reverend Sue Asher, a resident of Hamden, has been appointed director of religious ministries at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Rev. Asher, who has worked at YNHH for the past 11 years as the coordinator of pastoral education, serves as the attending chaplain for cardiology.
Rev. Asher is a certified supervisor in the Association for Pastoral Education, and a board-certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1989, Rev. Asher received a master's of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Upon graduation from seminary, she served as associate pastor of Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO, for five years.
A native of Philadelphia, Rev. Asher received her bachelor's of science degree from Susquehanna University.
The department of religious ministries at YNHH provides spiritual care to patients, families, and hospital employees. Ministry is available to people of all faiths and to those of no religious affiliation.
In collaboration with the Greater New Haven Clergy Association, the members of the department of religious ministries also staff a pastoral care institute that facilitates pastoral care-giving to church members who are ill, hospitalized and/or shut-in.
New Generations Project in East Africa
Rev. Cal Brand, retired ACPE Supervisor from the East Central Region has been in Nairobi, Kenya since January supervising a group of CPE Students through the Presbyterian College of East Africa (PCEA).  The pilot project is an educational placement of the University of Louisville ACPE Program. The project is jointly funded by PCEA, the ACPE New Generations Program, the Louisville Cluster of ACPE and the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, PCUSA.  The students include Rev. Joseph Mothaly, who completed two years of CPE in the United States.  Rev. Mothaly will be the primary supervisor of the Kenya program in the future.  To read about Cal's experiences, check out the blog at http://kenyamissionblog.wordpress.com/ 
New in Print
Grief: The BookMelissa M. Kelley is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  She serves as the ACPE Seminary Representative to the college.  She is among an elite number of professionals certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).  Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry can be purchased at amazon.
Calendar of Events
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Calendar of Events on the ACPE website for learning opportunities, meetings, and conferences like the one below! If you would like your event added to the calendar, contact John Michael Roch.

Gettysburg Lutheran will host a Summer Institute on Theology and Disability on July 12-16, 2010. The one day conference on Monday is being used by area CPE programs for a joint CPE Day. The rest of the week is for two tracks of 30 theological educators and 30 pastoral leaders. Please visit Lutheran Seminary or Boggs Center, for more information and resources.

REM Reflections

REM logoReflections from the REM Network 2010 Conference can be found on the ACPE website on the REM Network page.  Pictures will be uploaded soon to the website or the REM facebook page.