Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
November/December 2013
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Memorials & Milestones

Trace Haythorn, Executive Director

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balloons_congrats.jpg Newly Certified at the 2013 Fall Meetings


Congratulations to the Associate Supervisors and CPE Supervisors who passed certification committees at the fall meetings! 
Board of Representatives

By Robin Brown-Haithco, ACPE President


Robin Brown-HaithcoThe ACPE Board of Representatives met in Decatur, GA from November 10-12, 2013.  The Board heard reports, addressed concerns, and took actions on many agenda items including the following: ACPE Property Committee, Annual Campaign, Bylaws Change, Conference Structure Initiative Task Force, Strategic Plan, Program Grant Awards, and U.S. Department of Education.


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Executive Director

trace haythorn ACPE's new Executive Director Trace Haythorn addressed ACPE's Board of Representatives, Commissions, Committees, and other leaders at their meeting in Decatur, GA on November 11, 2013.  Due to technical difficulties, his address had to be re-recorded at the national office.  View Trace's introductory speech here.



The following actions were taken at the recent meeting of the ACPE Accreditation Commission:  November 2013 Accreditation Commission Actions.

2013 ACPE Annual Campaign: 
Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work
Miriam NeedhamBy Miriam Needham, Annual Campaign Chair


Believe it or not, 2013 is drawing to a close.  By now you will have received a letter from Bill Scrivener and me asking you to donate to our 2013 ACPE Annual Campaign.  You may have heard or will be hearing from your regional Champion who will also be reminding you of this opportunity to support our Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.


This year we have not been concerned about the amount of your donation but that we can reflect to our potential donors and previous donors that the members of our Association give 100% to its financial support.


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Academy for Continuing Education Webinar


December 12th, 1:00-2:00 EDT, $25.00


This webinar reflects on the "professional practice to heal a hurting world," a segment of the mission of ACPE.  The social hurts of the world will be identified along with three main spiritual issues followed by an exploration of the professional/pastoral responsibility to resist, empower and liberate. Subsequent identities and roles to be developed and CPE Level I, II curricular components needed in the growth of future practitioners are highlighted.  Urban CPE experiences are used as one model.  Register now.  

National Conference Survey
National Conference Chair

The National Conference Committee would like your ideas about how and why we meet as an association.  Please take less than five minutes to complete the attached survey.  This is very important to our future.


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Survey closes December 10th!

Jewish Study and Consultation for ACPE Supervisors

Jewish seminary students and clergy are engaging in CPE programs around the country in record numbers.  While CPE programs welcome them into their groups, many supervisors have had little exposure to the texture of Jewish sources and Jewish living.  The Jewish Theological Seminary's Center for Pastoral Education invites ACPE Supervisors, Associate Supervisors and Supervisory Candidates to join members of our faculty for Jewish study and consultation in order to enhance the supervision of Jewish students.


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The Clergy Housing Allowance Under Fire...

By Lerrill J. White, ACPE Supervisor, BCC


On Friday afternoon, November 22, 2013, Judge Barbara Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the law allowing the clergy housing allowance was unconstitutional.  While there are several sections in the Treasury Regulations, the Internal Revenue Code, & Congressional Law that address this particular issue, she focused on only one part of one section of the law located in Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code.5-8, 2014
Racial, Ethnic, Multicultural (REM) Network 27th Invitational

REM 2014 Logo Visioning:  Reclaiming Our Purpose, Offering Our Best, Embracing Race, Ethnicity and Culture


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February 5 - Peer Reviews (Limited Space)
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Announcements / Educational Opportunities
December 2013 Holy Days

ACPE Academy for Continuing Education

Jewish Study and Consultation for ACPE Supervisors

Public Health Ethics Intensive Course - April 1-4, 2014

2014 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability - June 16-20, 2014

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Education

National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Webinars