SCC Statement regarding the Association of Professional Chaplains decision to withdraw from formal participation in the Spiritual Care Collaborative effective October 31, 2010.
· The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) board of directors at its fall 2010 meeting passed a motion that the APC withdraw its formal participation in the Spiritual Care Collaborative (SCC) effective October 31, 2010.
· The SCC Steering Committee on its October 2010 conference call dialogued with APC leaders on their reasons. The APC emphasized that it's withdrawal from the SCC in no way indicates a desire to terminate relations with the other five groups, and remains open to collaboration to future projects that support the advancement of professional chaplaincy.
· The remaining members of the SCC (ACPE, NACC, NAJC, AAPC, and CAPPE), along with the APC, remain unified in their commitment to advance the professions they serve, committed to ongoing communication on issues that impact the professions, and open to working together on projects that assist the profession.
· The SCC Steering Committee remains committed to communication among its members, to advocate for the implementation and compliance with the Common Standards jointly agreed upon by the founding members of the SCC.
· The management of the SCC will be assumed by the NACC.
The ACPE's representatives on the SCC Steering Committee are President Sally Schwab, Past President William Scrivener, and Executive Director Teresa Snorton.
The current officers of the Spiritual Care Collaborative Steering Committee are President David Lichter (NACC), Vice President Cecille Asekoff (NAJC), Secretary TBD, Treasurer Teresa Snorton (ACPE).