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2014 Annual Conference
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Helen Flanders Dunbar Award
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Requests for Funding for Innovative CPE Projects
Now accepting requests for funding for innovative CPE projects. They may now be submitted for consideration by the ACPE Program Award Committee.  Proposals are to be sent via email to John Roch by October 1, 2013 in a PDF format.  At its Fall 2013 meeting, the Board will award funding based upon recommendation by the Committee.


Criteria for Funding of Innovative CPE projects

Projects to be funded should have goals demonstrably consistent with the mission/vision/ values of ACPE.  Click here for more info

ACPE Board of Representatives - Summary


  Robin Brown-HaithcoBy  Robin Brown-Haithco

  ACPE President


The ACPE Board of Representatives had a very productive meeting in May.  My gratitude and thanks to the Regional Representatives and At-large members for their continued commitment and engagement in the work of ACPE.  


Click here for the highlights of our meeting

The following actions were taken at the recent meeting of the ACPE Accreditation Commission:  
2013 ACPE Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work 
Annual Campaign

Who Is Your Champion?

By Miriam Needham, Annual Campaign Chair

  Miriam Needham

Well, believe it or not, you have one.  In fact your Champion is someone that you know.  So who is this person who has taken on the awesome task of championing you and your region?  Some of you probably already know their name and perhaps you know that your Champion is the person in your region who will 'champion' the cause of our Annual Campaign, Sowing Seeds for our Holy Work, 2013.  So while your Champion may need little introduction, I know that many of us are not fully acquainted with the task that she/he has taken on and that many of us may not fully understand the purpose of our ACPE Annual Campaign.


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ACPE Academy for Continuing Education

Gary Sartain, Academy Coordinator


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July 11th - 1:00-2:00 EDT
  • How to prepare for making a presentation to administration
  • Making friends with those to whom you'll be presenting
  • What should an effective presentation include
  • What are the best "tools" to use in presenting
  • How can "buy-in" be built into the presentation

In this webinar ACPE Supervisors Mark Grace, Ted Trout-Landen, and Keith Vesper will discuss the above issues and provide practical ideas for implementation.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel between topics and at the conclusion of the formal program.  The session will be moderated by Richard Thorne.

National Office Implements New Phone System 

The ACPE national office implemented a new automated phone system this month.  The recordings are another resource for our students/potential students and members to find answers to the most frequently asked questions.  It should also allow callers to more efficiently find the appropriate staff member.  The national office staff hopes the new system is informative and user-friendly.  They also hope it allows them to focus more time on larger, more complicated tasks and projects.  Please send your feedback to John Roch - we would love to hear from you!

2013 Distinguished Service Award

The Rev. Jo Clare Wilson  Jo Clare Wilson

The 2013 ACPE Distinguished Service Award was presented to The Rev. Jo Clare Wilson at Presidential Dinner in Indianapolis, IN last month.  The award has been presented since 1980.  It honors those:  with long and outstanding service to the association; innovative practice and/or development of an innovative program; and leadership in the association.  Congratulations can be sent to Jo Clare at jcwilson@griffinhealth.org


Click here to read Jo Clare's bio and acceptance speech

The Helen Flanders Dunbar Award


The Rev. Kathy Turner   kathy turner

The 2013 Helen Flanders Dunbar Award was presented to The Rev. Kathy Turner at Presidential Dinner in Indianapolis, IN last month.  The award has been presented since 2002 in honor of Helen Flanders Dunbar who symbolizes the pioneering work of both men and women in CPE.  The awardee must have:  exercised a leadership role at a critical juncture in ACPE history; or contributed academic work of great import to the CPE movement; or had a foundational role in a new expression or direction of ACPE; or acquired significant financial resources for ACPE.  Congratulations can be sent to Kathy at revsturner@aol.com. 


Click here to read Kathy's bio and acceptance speech


Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling Care

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The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling Vol 67, No 2 (2013) is available online.


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Reflective Practice: 

Formation and Supervision in Ministry
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Volume 33 of Reflective Practice is NOW available on line.   Print copies are limited (200 copies) for sale to libraries but some copies are also available for purchase at $25.  Reflective Practice is a FREE OPEN ACCESS journal available without registration to anyone with internet access. 


The theme for Volume 33 is Spirituality in Formation and Supervision but this volume is particularly noteworthy because it includes several remarkable essays on Moral Injury.

Announcements / Educational Opportunities
July 2013 Holy Days

Welcoming People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

Circle of Life Awards - Call for Nominations

2013 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Webinars


National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Audio Conferences