February 2012
Consultation B&W
ACPE e-News
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A Letter from the ACPE President

It's been a couple of weeks since the REM/ACPE Annual Conference in Arlington, VA -- Many thanks to the National Office staff who helped to make this conference a success. I hope that you enjoyed the conference and found it educationally and professionally stimulating. I am always grateful for the opportunity to be with colleagues and friends. Please take time to complete the online survey that was sent to you. As we plan for future conferences your input will help us to make sure we are meeting your needs.


I want to thank Gary Sartain and John Roch for making it possible for us to broadcast our annual member meeting online. We had 47 participants. We hope in the future to continue to provide this service to our members who are unable to attend our annual conferences.


Thanks also to Jenny Lannom and Paula Teague for their presentation of the proposed governance structure at our annual member meeting. I regret that we did not have more time for dialogue and discussion. The PowerPoint presentation has been posted on the ACPE website. Please take time to review it.
In This Issue
Annual Nominating Convention
ACPE Academy
Calling all CPE Students
New in Print
Other Educational Opportunities
Quick Links


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ACPE Nominating Convention

At the ACPE Annual Member Meeting in Arlington, VA, the association held a nominating convention.


Congratulations to Doug Watson who will serve as Treasurer for a second term starting in 2013.


Congratulations also to Rhonda Gilligan-Gillespie, who will serve as ACPE's new Secretary starting in 2013.


Two nominees were selected to run for President-Elect: David C. Johnson and Tim Thorstenson. You can read the nominating and acceptance speeches below:

David C. Johnson

Tim Thorstenson


The vote for President-Elect will be held in August 2012 via electronic ballot. Watch the ACPE e-News to learn more about ACPE's election schedule throughout the summer. 

Thank you to all of ACPE's volunteer leaders for your dedication and energy!

Accreditation Commission

The following actions were taken at the recent meeting of the ACPE Accreditation Commission:  February 2012 Accreditation Actions

Certification Commission

Congratulations to all those certified at the February 2012 meeting:


Associate Supervisors


The following opinion editorials were submitted after the annual conference.  Both authors reflected on the meeting and the governance proposals.


Multicultural Representation in the New Governance Structure, by Gordon J. Hilsman


Reflections from ACPE's Annual Meeting, by Connie Bonner

Academy for Continuing Education 

Gary Sartain, Academy Coordinator


ACPE's Academy for Continuing Education is redesigning and improving its website. Thank you for your patience during our construction. 


Visit the website to see 2012's schedule and start registering

Registration is partially open at press time of this newsletter. 

Calling all CPE Students...

Calling all CPE Students, Chaplains and Supervisors from the strange, isolated and generally weird world of doctoral dissertation land! In the next two weeks, I need at least 50 willing (or unwilling) participants to take part in the study I have painstakingly designed. (I am still wiping away the blood, sweat and tears!) This study is designed to help understand the scope of relational behavior capability in chaplains.


For your time and trouble, I will enter your name into a random drawing (emails in a hat!) from the first 50 to complete the study, for a cash prize of $50. (I wish it could be more, but this out-of-work Canadian chaplain/student's purse is sadly shrinking!) The questions take about 25 minutes to complete quickly. Some questions will give you the opportunity to add your personal experiences. When you complete the study, you can view results as they are accumulating! Results are completely anonymous, and will be published as part of a doctoral dissertation for Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.


My name is...(now what was it?)...oh, yes! Yvonne. I can be reached at 519-256-5348 or at ydmiloyevich@gmail.com.  Please state "Chaplain Study" and the best time to reach you!


To be one of the first 50 to take part, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5LMY7HK 

New in Print! 

outside the gatesLongtime ACPE Supervisor, Dr. Robert D. Crick, Cleveland, TN, published a new book, Outside the Gates: Theology, History, and Practice of Chaplaincy Ministries. His book is now available at amazon.

Announcements / Educational Opportunities

Calvin Runnels Memorial Scholarship 


19th International Congress on Palliative Care - Call for Abstracts


Spiritual Care & Health: Improving Outcomes & Enhancing Wellbeing, International Conference


Summer Institute on Theology and Disability 


Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Webinars


National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Audio Conferences


Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy - Free Access for ACPE Members