April 2011
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ACPE e-News
A publication of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

An Appeal from the American Red Cross to Support those Impacted by the Devastating Tornadoes in the South

Please let me know if you may be available to be immediately deployed by the American Red Cross to serve those profoundly impacted by these tornadoes and floods and to support those responding to the events to set up emergency services and direct assistance.


Email is best:  JohnsonEa@usa.redcross.org for more information.



Click here to read the entire appeal

ACPE Executive Director to Retire

by Sally Schwab, ACPE President


Dear Members of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 


At the Spring 2011 meeting of the ACPE Board of Representatives, Teresa Snorton announced her decision to retire as the Executive Director for the ACPE.  Teresa's decision to retire at this time is related to her work as Bishop in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.  Due to circumstances within the church, Teresa's area of assigned responsibility within the church changed which necessitated her decision to retire.  Her current Episcopal area is Alabama and Florida. Teresa will continue as ACPE Executive Director through August 31, 2011.  Teresa will continue her work with the Foundation for Clinical Pastoral Education on a part-time, temporary basis. The FCPE Board will have oversight for Teresa's work.


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In This Issue
ACPE ED to Retire
ACPE 2011 Annual Conference
Board of Representatives
Foundation for CPE
ACPE Academy
REM Reflections
Call for Workshops
Other Learning Opportunities
Save the Date
Quick Links
Teresa Snorton
Managing Editor
Assistant Editor
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2011 ACPE Annual Conference

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The 2011 ACPE Annual Conference was a successful and fun educational experience. Check out the conference webpage for evaluation forms, recording order forms, pictures and much more!


Board of Representatives

The ACPE Board of Representatives met from April 2-6, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT before the ACPE Annual Conference.  The Board addressed many issue facing the association.  Here are the highlights of the Board's actions and decisions.


Please communicate with your Board Representatives your comments and concerns. You can find a roster of the Board of Representatives on the ACPE website.


Accreditation Commission

The ACPE Accreditation Commission met from April 2-6, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT.  Please continue to reference the Accreditation webpage for reference and updates.


Click here to view the April 2011 Accreditation Actions

Certification Commission

Congratulations to all those certified at the

Spring 2011 Meeting!


CPE Supervisors

Cora Saunders (SE)

Brenda Perry Wallace (SE)

Lynne Mikulak (E)

Heather Collins (SE)


Associate Supervisors

Osvaldo Tanon-Maysonet (E)

Burkhard Weber (NE)

Marianne Robbins (E)

Stephen Saunders (SW)

Silvia Misinova (E)

Eileen Cox (E)

Wik Dippenaar (P)

Patricia Spelling (SW)

John Harrison (P)

Teleso SateIe (P)

Kevin Park (P)



News from the Certification Commission

ACPE Standards & Manuals are on a five-year cycle. The next edition will be published in 2015. Please check this webpage for interim changes. Students in the certification process are responsible for updated procedures and policies. Please check the Procedures & Deadlines regularly for updated information. For complete information on all Certification matters, please refer to the ACPE Certification Manual and the Certification Policies and Procedures Manual.


ACPE Supervisory Core Curriculum

A Task Force is developing a new resource, the ACPE Supervisory Core Curriculum. This curriculum is an attempt to capture best practices in supervisory education and identify resources for student development. It is intended to serve only as a resource to programs and supervisors offering supervisory education. If you have suggestions please send them to Robin Booth.

Foundation for CPE

by Greg Stoddard


Greg StoddardI was privileged to represent the Foundation for Clinical Pastoral Education as its Board President for 2011 at the ACPE's annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  At this meeting I reported on behalf of FCPE to both the ACPE Board of Representatives and the ACPE membership during the ACPE Member Meeting.  This is the report that was given to ACPE Members in Salt Lake City.


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ACPE Academy for Continuing Education

Don't forget to register for the upcoming webinars with the ACPE Academy for Continuing Education. Register in the Members Only section or follow this link to the registration form.


Leadership - Summer

o   June 16 - Pastoral Professionals as Leaders in the Institute and Community - $49

Martin Montonye, HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York, NY


o   July 21 - The Neuroscience of Leadership - $49

Scott McCrae, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN


o   Aug 18 - The Spirituality of Leadership - $49

Tim Thorstenson, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN


The Practice of Supervision - Fall

o   Sept 15 - CPE Curriculum Development - $49

Greg Stoddard, Reading Hospital, Reading, PA


o   Oct 20 - Working with Group Process in CPE: Advances in Theory and Practice - $49

Meigs Ross, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


o   Nov 17 - Working w/ Theological Reflection in CPE: Advances in Theory & Practice - $49

Teresa Snorton, ACPE Inc., Decatur, GA

Racial Ethnic Multicultural (REM) 2011 Invitational Reflections

Below are the reflections and speeches we received from the REM 2011 Invitational:


Alice Hernandez

Roteshia Hamilton

Sherri Headen

Tina Merriweather

Vivian Smith-Fountain

Words Spoken at the Dedication of George Polk's Walking Stick

Call for Workshops

You are invited to submit a proposal for a workshop at the 2012 REM 25th Invitational and ACPE Annual Conference.


It will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on February 8-11, 2012.  The theme of the conference is "Celebrating our Past, Embracing the Present and Proclaiming our Future."


The deadline for submitting a proposal is June 30, 2011.


Please submit questions/proposals to Sharon Garlington  or Carlos Bell.


Click here to download the application

Other Learning Opportunities

Spiritual and Biopsychosocial Responses to Deployment: Helping Veterans and Their Families

Fairmont Copley Hotel, Boston, MA

July 15, 2011


Theology and Disability

Exploring the Intersection of Personal Experience, Ministry, and Theological Education

Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA

July 18-22, 2011

(Recordings from previous symposiums)

Save the Date

REM 2012